Negash was the first site of Muslim settlement in Ethiopia. feeling persecution in soudi Arabia in muhamads own life time. a commodity of Muslims took refuge here counseled by prophet Muhammad in 615 whilest the first hejira was occurred.
Negash is a small village located 60 Kms East of Mekele, the Capital of Tigray region. It is Anonymous with Islam as it is the place were the first mosque was constructed in Ethiopia. It also serves as enduring reminder of the warm welcome extended by the Ethiopian king of the time when those Muslims including the family of the prophet Mohammed fled from persecution in their own land found refuge in Ethiopia during the early years of the Seventh century. Since then, Negash has been a place of great historical and religous significance in a sense that it is a symbol of peaceful coexistence between Muslim and Christian religions.