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Artists members of CAT

Artists members of CAT

  on showing program       
Traditional dancing

Traditional dancing

 Awris in Temben
 Tigrai Traditional

Tigrai Traditional

playing Game Karsa
People of Raya

People of Raya

  with beautiful & attractive Culture  
Thlo

Thlo

The Most Traditional Food Of Agame And klte Awulaelo
Cultural Association of Tigrai

Cultural Association of Tigrai

Restored cross from abroad
The Monastery

The Monastery

of Gunda Gundo
Great stelae

Great stelae

of Aksum  
Beautiful face

Beautiful face

of a tigrian little girl
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Negash Mosque


 

Negash

 

Tigrai, the cradle of Ethiopian Christendom, also contributed for the growth and transformation of islam, the other great religion of the world.

 

One of the least known histories in Ethiopia is the contribution Tigrai has made to the protection of islam in the early stage of its development. History has it that after escaping persecution from the mercantile rulers of Mecca, the first group of prophet Mehammed’s followers had sought refuge in Ethiopia, described by the prophet, as a kingdom of a “righteous king” where “no one is wronged”. It was negash, 60 Km north of mekelle - the state’s capital – that most of the prophet’s co-religionists had stayed and eventually buried. Negash is the Islamic world’s second holiest city, only preceded by Mecca. As a result the prophet exempted Ethiopia from Jihad, the Islamic holy war.