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 [http://archivo.elnuevodiario.com.ni/2004/marzo/14-marzo-2004/nacional/nacional1.html] 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

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* [http://latinodawah.org/links/links2.html Latino Dawah]
* [http://archivo.elnuevodiario.com.ni/2003/abril/02-abril-2003/nacional/nacional17.html El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)]


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