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when did somalis become muslims?

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when did somalis become muslims?

Postby American-Suufi » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:28 am

new somali born muslims aka somali salafis think somalis became muslims recently with saudi petro-$$$$$.

were somalis muslims before the salafi advent?

please keep this discussion clean.

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Re: when did somalis become muslims?

Postby Hyperactive » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:32 am

first ramadan kareem bro.
secondly,. let it rest , it'a ramadan comming and hopefully will unite us.

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Re: when did somalis become muslims?

Postby camanje » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:36 am

who told you somalis are muslims?

somalida qabiil beey isku dhaqdaa diintana weey ku abtirsataa when it should be the other way around.

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Re: when did somalis become muslims?

Postby Advo » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:40 am

Alahu Aclam

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Re: when did somalis become muslims?

Postby The Nomad » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:32 am

Islam has been in the Horn and the region known as Somalia since the 7th century due to Arab traders and the migration to escape persecution in the Arabian peninsula.

After that bid'ah and "Sufi" (Oromo) practices became rampant, particularly in the South and now Shabab are helping us revert to our original innovation-free deen.

So yes, we were Muslims, but off the manhaj and are now regaining our faith.

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Re: when did somalis become muslims?

Postby Grant » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:19 pm

The Oromo/Somali split was about 1200 AD. Sheekhs Isaak and Jeberti arrived about 1325. Aweys al Baraawe, Suufi scholar and proponent of the Cult of the Saints (d. 1909), was probably the single best educated Somali Muslim of his day, but there were still large numbers of non-Muslims in the interior, which occassioned his Jamaat and other missionary efforts. Somali Muslims remain largely uneducated in the faith to this day.

The east coast Islamic tradition in Somalia comes mostly from the Hijaz and Baghdad and arrived by ship across the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. The northern traditions, espoused most loudly by MAH. are from the Najd and came across the Red Sea. They are different.

The Saud/Wahaabbi clan are still trying to destroy the evidence and revise history, but the graves of the Prophet and Fatima remain within mosques in Medina. The Baqi cemetery has been leveled, but the Shia, Suufis and others still have maps and guard the traditional and historic sites with their memories. On an annual basis, something on the order of 300,000 people visit the tomb of Sheekh Jilani (d. 1166) in his prayer hall in Baghdad.


It is not the memory of the dead or the visitation of their graves that is new in Islam. :mrgreen:


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