Islam in Puerto Rico

Islam in Puerto Rico

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Islam in Puerto Rico: As in 2004, official data estimated there were 5,091 Muslims in Puerto Rico, representing 0.13 percent of the population, although many Muslims on the island claim the numbers are much larger.who The early Muslim community largely consisted of Palestinians who arrived between 1958 and 1962. At the time, the vast majority of Puerto Rico's Muslims lived in Río Piedras [Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible, By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, pg. 266] – a crowded suburb of San Juan – where they operated restaurants, jewelry stores and clothing outlets. For years a storefront mosque on Calle Padre Colón served the entire community. Today there are mosques and Islamic Centers in Aguadilla, San Juan, Hatillo, Ponce, Arecibo, and Río Piedras [ [ Muslim Students Association @ Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico] ] . The American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA) also has an office in Cayey. Similar to their counterparts in the United States (particularly New York), large numbers of indigenous Puerto Ricans are becoming interested in Islam [ [ Latinas Choosing Islam over Catholicism] ] specify.

ee also

*Islam by country


*"America's Alternative Religions" Timothy Miller State University of New York Press, 1995
*"Saudi Aramco World", December 1987

External Links

* [ Muslim Students Association @ Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico]

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