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Welcome to Najesha, Ethiopia: Home to the First Mosque in Africa

Ikechi Uko at First African Mosque - Najesha, EthiopiaMy name is Ikechi Uko. Welcome to the First mosque in Africa, in Najesha in Ethiopia. My first #droneselfie here was at the newly rebuilt Compound of the family House of the First Moslems who were sent to the African king of Abyssinia for safety. Before returning to Mecca (only after Mohammed had captured the city from the Quarash clan), they had built a mosque in Ethiopia and settled there. The last time I was here the Turkish Government was initiating the repair of the Complex. Going there today, most parts are ready and I have learnt a lot about African Islamic History today.


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