It is said Eritrea in north east Africa is where the first Islamic Mosque was erected. It is called Masjid aṣ-Ṣaḥābah/ Mosque of the Companions.
It is believed that it was built by those that walked with the
in 7th Century CE
I was happy to find a 1987 coin from there, this led me to research and know more about this place. It has an ethnically mixed population of over three million, this place in the 'Horn of Africa' rests near the Red Sea.