Scarcity of water is a serious issue in eastern Ethiopia, even more where large numbers of people gather, as in Sheikh Hussein festival time.
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...more »
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