Home / Life / Ethiopia’s Christians mark Ramadan alongside Muslims

Ethiopia’s Christians mark Ramadan alongside Muslims

Ethiopia's Christians mark Ramadan alongside Muslims
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – JUNE 5, 2016: Muslims perform the first ‘Tarawih’ prayer on the eve of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Anwar Grand Mosque in Addis Ababa. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu – Anadolu Agency)

In Ethiopia, which is home to one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, Sunni Muslims make up around 34 percent of the estimated population of 97 million.
According to Islamic scholar Ahmed Abdurrahman, Ramadan in Ethiopia has always been marked by interaction between Muslims and Christians.
“Here there is no segregation,” he said. “No Christian- or Muslim-only neighborhoods. We have lived as one single indispensably linked community ever since Islam arrived in Ethiopia.
“Since then our Christian fellowmen join us during iftar [the evening fast-breaking meal] and all-night prayers. We are also together with them in their Lent season and have a good time with them during holidays.”

read more at aa.com


About Amora

If your Content posted here, in our youtube, twitter and Facebook pages and you want us to modify or remove it, please email us using the contact form in our site. Thanks.

Check Also

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute is life or death -El-Sissi

El-Sissi sought to reassure Egyptians in televised comments while attending the inauguration a fish farm in the Nile Delta province of Kafr el-Sheikh, but stressed that “water is a matter of life or death.” “No one can touch Egypt’s share of water,” he said.

Qatar, Ethiopia sign pact on investment protection

Qatar and Ethiopia have finalised and signed an investment protection agreement on Tuesday, according to HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *