By year’s end, the first Muslims to settle in Africa, having fled persecution in Arabia, have settled in the Christian kingdom of Aksum (Ethiopia-Eritrea). Among them is Rukayyah, daughter of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Welcomed by Najashi, the Negus (king) of the Aksum, they will build the first mosque in Africa, in Massawa (Ethiopia). In 2022, their Mosque of Companions (pic) will be one of the oldest mosques in the world. In 614, at Negash (Eritrea), they will build the Al Nejashi Mosque, where several of the original followers of Muhammad will be buried.