Islam in Nicaragua

Islam in Nicaragua

Statistics for Islam in Nicaragua are not readily available, but according to Fahmi Hassan, President of the Asociación Cultural Nicaragüense-Islámica [] the Muslim population is near 500, mostly Arabs who immigrated to Nicaragua from the Palestinian territories and Lebanon, in addition to a growing number of indigenous converts. Recently the first mosque was constructed in the country on a parcel of land measuring three thousand meters in the San Juan district with a capacity for nearly one thousand people. And now there is also a new Islamic Center whos name is "Centro Cultural Islamico Nicaraguense" run by shiite Muslims in the country and their main goal is the spread of Islamic Teaching


* [ Latino Dawah]
* [ El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)]

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