Islam in Djibouti

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The Al Sada Mosque in Djibouti City (1940s).

Islam in Djibouti has a long history, first appearing in the Horn of Africa during the lifetime of Muhammad. Today, 94 percent of Djibouti's 490,000 people are Sunni Muslims, primarily adhering to the Shafi'i legal tradition. After independence, the nascent republic constructed a legal system based in part on Islamic law.

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