Turkish aid agency renovates ancient Ethiopia mosque

World Bulletin
Published on July 7,2015

nejashi-mosque - Source World Bulletien
nejashi-mosque – Source World Bulletien

The Nejashi Mosque is one of the world’s earliest mosques, built in the fourth century by the companions of Prophet Mohammed, who – exiled from Arabia by the Qurayshi pagans – came to Ethiopia, where they found a welcome refuge.

Located in the town of Wukro in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray State some 800 kilometers from Addis Ababa, the Islamic monument is now undergoing major renovations thanks to the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to give this iconic Islamic monument the renovation it deserves,” Ismail Durhat, TIKA’s country coordinator for Ethiopia, told Anadolu Agency.

According to Durhat, the plan to renovate the Nejashi Mosque began some four years ago, with the actual renovation process beginning last year.

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