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Islam in Bolivia

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Islam in Bolivia

Statistics for Islam in Bolivia estimate a Santa Cruz, Sucre and Cochabamba, and the Muslim Group in Sucre.

The Bolivian Islamic Center (Latin America.

In 2004 the first official Sunni mosque, the Yebel An Nur Mosque, was founded in 2004 in La Paz. Prior to that Islam was rather unheard of

in the city and the Muslim community was composed of a few who frequently meet in their homes. As the Muslim community gradually grew in La Paz difference of personal opinions, egos, and conspiracy for management grew from within causing the community to break into factions. The Yebel An Nur Mosque remains self-funded with close ties to the Sunni Bolivian Islamic Center of Santa Cruz while the As-Salam Mosque receives both Sunni and Shia followers, connections, and funding.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Miller, Tracy, ed. (October 2009), Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population ( 
  2. ^

External links

  • Islam in Bolivia
  • Sunnis in Bolivia

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