Islam in Somalia

Nearly all Somalis are Sunni Muslims. For more than 1400 years, Islam made a great part of Somali society. Practicing Islam reinforces distinctions that further set Somalis apart from their immediate African neighbors, many of whom are either Christians or adherents of indigenous faiths. The early Muslims sought refugee in the coastal cities of modern day Somalia, due the persuection of the pagan Arab Quraysh tribe.

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