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Pilgrims arrive in Sheikh Hussein with fresh wood for offering and sacred dhanqee pilgrimage sticks.<br />
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Sheikh Hussein in eastern Ethiopia is a Sufi shrine, place of pilgrimage for Oromo people who twice a year, on foot, donkey, buses make a journey to gather in tolerance, to pray, ask the saint for benediction and perform rituals that fuse folk islam and traditional African beliefs. This is islam of the medieval wandering saints, islam that borrows from oriental traditions and preaches love, not dogma.
Pilgrims arrive in Sheikh Hussein with fresh wood for offering and sacred dhanqee pilgrimage sticks.

Sheikh Hussein in eastern Ethiopia is a Sufi shrine, place of pilgrimage for Oromo people who twice a year, on foot, donkey, buses make a journey to gather in tolerance, to pray, ask the saint for benediction and perform rituals that fuse folk islam and traditional African beliefs. This is islam of the medieval wandering saints, islam that borrows from oriental traditions and...
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