Songhai Religion

The Songhai's main religion is Islam. The Songhai people became Muslim when Muslims from the north came in contact with the Songhai people in the early 1010. Other Religions such as magic is still practiced by the Songhai people. The groups of magicians in songhai are called Sohanti.

Islam is a religion practiced all over the world. People who practice Islam are Muslims. Muslims have to pray 5 times a day. Muslims believe in one god and no other. They learned about Islam from prophet Muhammad who was god’s final prophet. Muslims believe that Allah created the Qur'an. Qur'an is a book that Muslims read and it has 30 chapters. Friday is a special day for Muslims because it is a day you go to the mosque to pray. A mosque is a place where you pray and it looks like the picture at the bottom.

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Other Songhai pages:

Songhai Home
Rulers of Songhai
Songhai Culture
Songhai Location
Songhai's Collapse