Muslims Struggling for Recognition in Contemporary Ethiopia

  title={Muslims Struggling for Recognition in Contemporary Ethiopia},
  author={D. Feyissa},
According to the 2007 census, Muslims constitute around 34 percent of Ethiopia’s 74 million people, making them the second largest religious group in Ethiopia after the country’s dominant religious group, Orthodox Christians (43 percent). Islam in Ethiopia had an auspicious beginning, thanks to the hospitality the companions of the Prophet Muhammad got from a benevolent Christian king in the seventh century A.D. during their migration to Axum, also referred to as the first hijra. The… Expand

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