Migration to Abyssinia (Hijra)

Muslims migrated twice to Habshah (Abyssinia) first in 613 CE and second in 616 CE to flee from the persecutions of Qureysh.

First Migration comprised of eleven men and four women, the Second Migration comprised of eighty three men and fourteen women.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 614 CE The silver coin with the depiction of king Armah, minted during his reign. Wikipedia
c. 614 CE Route of First Migration from Mecca to Habsha.

The route is not mentioned in any of the Muslim sources, but most probable rout can be Incense Route used by Frankincense traders during the antiquity. The migrants would have travelled from Mecca to Ma'rib in the Kingdom of Saba (modern day Yemen) then to Timna (Yemen) and then to either the sea port of Muza or Aden where they would have boarded a merchant ship heading towards the Ethiopian ports of Adulis and finally from there to Aksum the capital of Abyssinian Kingdom of Najashi
Latest Update: June 08, 2015