This gathering is a chance to commemorate the exile of Sheikh Ahmedou Bamba, the founding father of the Murid household, by the French colonial authorities.
An Agence France-Presse reporter identified that a big group of believers gathered within the holy metropolis of Touba in central Senegal on Sunday (September 26) as a part of the annual celebration of the Sufi Brotherhood of Mourids.
The pilgrimage of the Grand Magal is to commemorate the exile of Sheikh Ahmedou Bamba (1853-1927), the founding father of the Murid College, by the French colonial authorities, who was known as Serigne Touba. This unmissable occasion in Senegal normally attracts 1000’s of pilgrims who have a good time his reminiscence by studying Bamba’s poems and praying in entrance of his grave.
The Muride, who obeys Sufis (Sunni), is likely one of the 4 brotherhoods and continues to play a number one position within the day by day lives of Senegalese, and greater than 90% of them are Muslims. Their leaders are very revered figures and are listened to by politicians on this West African nation.
On Sunday, regardless of extreme visitors jams and the shadow of Covid-19, pilgrims went to Touba, the luxurious grand mosque they considered the holy metropolis. “Final 12 months there was a pandemic and there weren’t many individuals, however this 12 months (…) Crowded”, The group’s supervisor Cheikh Abdoul Ahad Mbacké identified.
“Covid did not cease us from being Magal as a result of we noticed Serigne Touba in all the pieces we did”, Defined to Amadou Latyr Faye, the AFP Pope, that he was a devoted Murid. “He requested us to make each effort to be a very good Muslim and assist his neighbors. We, the imaginative and prescient we’ve got, do not be afraid”, He added.