Islamic religion entered African continent in 7th century

African Islam is not static in nature and is constantly being reshaped by prevalent social, economic, and political conditions. In general, Islam in Africa often adapted to African cultural contexts and belief systems forming Africa’s own Islamic tenets.

Islamic religion entered African continent in 7th century. Surge.ng
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Do you know that Africa was the first continent into which Islamic religion spread from Asia in the early 7th century. Almost one-third of the world’s Muslim population resides in the African continent. Muslims crossed current Djibouti, Somalia and Eritrea to seek refuge in present-day Ethiopia during the Hijarat. Most Muslims in Africa today are Sunni; the complexity of Islam in Africa is revealed in the various schools of thought, traditions, ideology and voices in many African countries.

African Islam is not static in nature and is constantly being reshaped by prevalent social, economic, and political conditions. In general, Islam in Africa often adapted to African cultural contexts and belief systems forming Africa’s own Islamic tenets.

in 2002, It was estimated that Muslims constitute 48% of the population of the Africa continent. It was also discovered that Islam has a large presence in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Swahili Coast, and so much of West Africa, and with minority immigrant populations in South Africa. Though, Islamic religion has encountered so much criticism and resistance in different nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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