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Islam in Puerto Rico

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Islam in Puerto Rico

In 2007, there were over 5,000 Muslims residing in Puerto Rico, representing about 0.10% of the population.[1][2] The early Muslim community largely consisted mainly of Palestinian immigrants who arrived between 1958 and 1962. At the time, the vast majority of Puerto Rico's Muslims lived in Caguas[3] – a city in the island's central region located south of San Juan – where they operated restaurants, jewelry stores and clothing outlets. A storefront mosque on Calle Padre Colón in the Río Piedras district of San Juan served the entire religious community on the island during earlier years, however, today there are mosques and Islamic centers in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Hatillo, Ponce, Vega Alta, and San Juan.[4] The American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA) also has an office in Cayey.

See also


  1. ^ Institute of Islamic Information and Education: Number of Muslims and Percentage in Puero Rico Retrieved June 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Percent Puerto Rican population that are Muslims Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible, By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, pg. 266
  4. ^ Muslim Students Association @ Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • 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
  • A Database of Islamic Centers and Mosques in Puerto Rico

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