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Islam in Mexico

Muslims in Tijuana

There is very little information about the origins of Islam in Mexico, but most sources claim it arrived with either Lebanese or Syrian immigrants and some other Middle Easterners such as Egyptians, Iranians and Turks. According to the 2010 census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), there were 3,700 Muslims in the country,[1] majority are Sunnites, with Shiite and Ahmadiyya[2] minority.


  • Organizations 1
  • Muslim population by state 2
  • In Chiapas 3
  • Mosques 4
  • See also 5
  • Sources 6
  • References 7


Mezquita Soraya, the first mosque in Mexico

Today, most Mexican Islamic organizations focus on grassroot missionary activities which are most effective at the community level.

The Centro Cultural Islámico de México (CCIM), a

Muslim population by state

Federal Entity Muslim Population (2010)
 Mexico 3,762
 Aguascalientes 32
 Baja California 190
 Baja California Sur 20
 Campeche 32
 Coahuila 79
 Colima 17
 Chiapas 110
 Chihuahua 78
 Durango 34
 Guanajuato 111
 Guerrero 26
 Hidalgo 38
 Jalisco 248
 México 417
 Michoacán 60
 Morelos 98
 Nayarit 17
 Nuevo León 126
 Oaxaca 40
 Puebla 166
 Querétaro 101
 Quintana Roo 151
 San Luis Potosí 56
 Sinaloa 55
 Sonora 45
 Tabasco 13
 Tamaulipas 63
 Tlaxcala 19
 Veracruz 86
 Yucatán 43
 Zacatecas 13
 Mexican Federal District 1,178

In Chiapas

The Spanish Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), but it appeared that converts had no interest in political extremism.[4] In San Cristóbal, the Murabitun established a pizzeria, a carpentry workshop and a Quranic school (madrasa) where children learned Arabic and prayed five times a day in the backroom of a residential building. Nowadays, most of the Mayan Muslims have left the Murabitun and established ties with the CCIM, now following the orthodox Sunni school of Islam. They built the Al-Kausar Mosque in San Cristobal de las Casas.


The Dar as Salam mosque in Tequesquitengo.
  • Suriya Mosque in Torreon, Coahuila.
  • Dar es Salaam Mosque in Tequesquitengo, Morelos.
  • Tahaarah Mosque in Comitan, Chiapas.
  • Al Kautsar Mosque in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.
  • Al Medina Mosque in San Cristobal de las casas,Chiapas
  • Musala Tlaxcala #30 San Critobal de las Casas, Chiapas
  • Murabitun Mosque San Cristobal de las casa, Chiapas
  • Salafi Mosque Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab in Mexico City.
  • Mezquita/ tekke de la Orden Jalveti Yerraji instituto Luz Sobre Luz in Mexico City.
  • Masiid Omar, Centro Islamico Tijuana Beaches, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Al-Hikmah Ciudad de México, Aragón, Mexico.
  • Mezquita Euclides Euclides 25, Col. Anzures, Polanco,Ciudad de México

See also

  • Religion in Mexico
  • KUSUMO, Fitra Ismu, "ISLAM EN AMERICA LATINA Tomo I: La expansión del Islam y su llegada a América Latina (Spanish Edition)"[6]
  • KUSUMO, Fitra Ismu, "ISLAM EN AMÉRICA LATINA Tomo II: Migración Árabe a América Latina y el caso de México (Spanish Edition)" [7]
  • KUSUMO, Fitra Ismu, "ISLAM EN AMÉRICA LATINA Tomo III: El Islam hoy desde América Latina (Spanish Edition)"[8]


  • Centro Cultural Islamico de México, A.C. (Spanish)
  • Mexico Discovers Islam, Michelle Al-Nasr
  • Islam is Gaining a Foothold in Chiapas, Jens Glüsing, Der Spiegel
  • - Mexico, continued...
  • [9] Centro Educativo de la Comunidad Musulmana A.C
  • KUSUMO, Fitra Ismu, "Islam En Mexico Contemporaneo", Tesis de Maestria, Escuela Nacional Antropologia e Historia 2004, Mexico ENAH-INAH. (Spanish) [10]


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (2010). "Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010 — Cuestionario básico". INEGI. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West. p. 157. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Lara Klahr, Marco. 2002. “¿El Islam en Chiapas?: el. EZLN y el Movimiento Mundial Murabitun,”. Revista Académica para el Estudio de las. Religiones 4(2002): 79-91 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Glüsing, Jens (28 May 2005). "Islam Is Gaining a Foothold in Chiapas".  
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