A Kenyan Muslim takes his ablutions in Nairobi's Jamia mosque.
A Kenyan Muslim takes his ablutions in Nairobi's Jamia mosque November 11, 2004 during the holy month of Ramadan. Islam, which in Arab language means submission to God, started spreading in Africa during Muhammad's lifetime when a group of Muslims escaped persecution in Mecca by fleeing to Ethiopia. From the one-billion Muslims in the world more than 350 million live in Africa. Of all continents, Africa, called by the Arabs Ifriqiya, is the only one with an absolute Muslim majority. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE.REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya RSS