An informative summary of the history of Islam in East Africa by Muazzam Mir on the Sacred Footsteps Podcast. Listen to his insightful stories on religious leaders of Africa, myths and legends of Islamic saints in Kenya, and explore Kenya, and Lamu in particular, through his informative verbal tales of important sites and monuments.
The podcast is a great summary of the magnificence of Africa that we aim to highlight in our Islamic Heritage Trips. Many are not aware of the rich Islamic history of the East African Coast that predates Omani Arab rule over the area. Muazzim highlights 7th Century mosques built before Islam spread throughout Arabia, unique Islamic architecture that is found nowhere else in the world, and a territory that was once rich and influential across the Indian Ocean. A history long forgotten.