According to an Islamic tradition this is the oldest mosque built in Eritrea by the first Muslim Migrants when they first arrived in Abyssinia. They built a Mosque so they could pray, and named it al-Sahaba Mosque. Sahaba in Arabic means companions, and that is to imply that al-Sahaba Mosque was built by the companions of Prophet Muhammed. That makes this Mosque the first in Africa.
|c. 610 CE||The mosque was renovated most recently in the twentieth century, and currently is not fuctional.|
|Latest Update: October 9, 2016|