Waqqeffannaa among Galaan Oromo of Ethiopia; A History (c.1550s-2000)
von Gelaye, Meseret Bekele
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The concept of Waqa has a pivotal place among the followers of the Oromo religion. In this sense the Galaan believed in a Supreme Being Waqa and they named him as Waqa, Waqqayyoo, Gooftaa, Rabbi and etc.The religion is a belief in Waqa tookkicha (single Waqa); the Almighty that was equivalent to the English word God. The name Waqa was the only prayed, invoked and worshiped. Waqa held the central place in praying, worshiping, invocation, thinking, the way they see and understand the world. The religion has preached that there is no other power to challenge Waqäs supreme power, wisdom and supreme authority. Waqa was not only used by the Oromo as the Supreme Being with unlimited authority but also an eternal being or transcendental spiritual entity. With this regard, waqa is regarded as omniscient,omnipresent and omnipotent.In relation to this, Waqa was called uma to emphasis the belief that he was the creator and governor of everything in the universe.
Gelaye, Meseret Bekele
Mr. Meseret Bekele has got qualification of B.EDDegree in History from Alemaya University,B.A.Degree in Sociology and Social Work as well asM.A. Degree in History from Adama Science andTechnology University, Ethiopia. Currently, he is aregular employee of Adama Science and TechnologyUniversity serving as a researcher and lecturer of History
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