Dating in muslim countries
In praising the Africans' zealousness to Islam, the 14th century explorer Ibn Battuta stated that mosques were so crowded on Fridays, that unless one went very early, it was impossible to find a place to sit.
The History of Islam in Africa and accounts of how the religion spread, especially in North and the Horn of Africa have always been contentious. Abu-Abdullah Adelabu has written in his Movements of Islam in face of the Empires and Kingdoms in Yorubaland claims about the early arrival of Islam in the southwestern Nigeria.
Other early notable missionaries include Abdallah ibn Yasin, who started a movement which caused thousands of Berbers to accept Islam.
Islam in Africa is often adapted to local cultural contexts and belief systems, thereby forming the continent's own orthodoxies.The conquest of North Africa continued under the Umayyad dynasty,taking Algeria by 61 H / 680 CE, and Morocco the following year.From the latter Muslim troops crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe in 92 H / 711 CE.Africa was the first continent into which Islam spread from Southwest Asia during the early 7th century CE.Almost one-third of the world's Muslim population resides in the continent.
In 20 H / 641 CE, during the reign of Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab, Muslim troops took over current Egypt and conquered current Libya the following year.