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When did Somalis become Muslims..

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When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby Estranged » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:47 am

..and how?

Is there anything on the conversion of our people to Islam and when it took place? Anything substantial that is.

It's such a shame that we never recorded our history because so much of it is now lost in time and unknown to us. I'm also curious about our relationship with neighbouring Abyssinia, considering they were the dominant power in East Africa. Did they colonise us or were we left to ourselves? So much is unknown..

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby hoa » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:37 am

..and how?

Is there anything on the conversion of our people to Islam and when it took place? Anything substantial that is.

It's such a shame that we never recorded our history because so much of it is now lost in time and unknown to us. I'm also curious about our relationship with neighbouring Abyssinia, considering they were the dominant power in East Africa. Did they colonise us or were we left to ourselves? So much is unknown..
There's nothing on the conversions, but definitely before the 9th Century as "In the late 9th century, Al-Yaqubi wrote that Muslims were living along the northern Somali seaboard."

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby Ben Dover » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:52 am

We will never know. But Somalis were probably a mixture of Christians and Waaqists, we can discern that much as some Christian concepts are still embedded in Somali culture, whilst Waaq is found in the name of both subclans and towns indicating the pagan connection.

We have never kept any records, the most prudent move might well be sifting through written histories of our neighbours, namely the Ethiopians (if they have kept any records, I do not know), and try to find if they ever written about Somalis. Its very sad.

The lack of evidence of any significant settled population proves that our people lived much the same way over the last few thousand years.

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby Khalid Ali » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 am

I think Somalis we're mostly born Muslims.

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby theyuusuf143 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:46 pm

I think somalis adopted Islam before medina Or right after medina. then we took the risaala to Abyssinia by sword.

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby paperino » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 pm

I think Somalis we're mostly born Muslims.
Everyone, including gaaladda, are born Muslims.

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Re: When did Somalis become Muslims..

Postby Django » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:19 am

The funny thing is when reero xassan and Sheikhal claim they reverted Ogadens into Islam.

What an irony.


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