Islam in South Sudan

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Islam is a minority religion in South Sudan. Most Muslims welcomed secession in the South Sudanese independence referendum. The last census to mention the religion of southerners dates back to 1956 where a majority were classified as following traditional beliefs or were Christian while 18% were Muslim.

The Government observes the Islamic holy days, including Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

In 2012, the Government of South Sudan has sent its first independent black Muslim to Mecca on a presidential sanction to cast their pebbles at kaaba al musharraffa (the black stone) in a ritual move.

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