Muslim Pilgrimage Tours
Famous Pilgrimage Sites:
Nagash Mosque - this Mosque, near Mekelle, is Ethiopia's earliest and most holy Muslim center.
Sheik Hussein - is visited twice a year by many thousands of Pilgrims from all over Eastern Ethiopia, and comprises a large complex of mosques, shrines, and tombs surrounded by a stout wall.
Sof Omar - is an important Islamic shrine named after the saintly Sheikh Sof Omar, who took refuge here many centuries ago.
The first religions of this part of Africa revolved around spirit worship and ghost cults in which the most powerful super natural beings were believed to attach themselves to trees, rocks, and most forcefully, to caves, which became places of veneration where prayers were offered up and scarifies made.
Even today, a visitor to Sof Omar will see many signs of the persistence of such pagan beliefs and practices.
Sof Omar is also an interesting site for Caving Adventure
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