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Islam in Barbados

Statistics for Islam in Barbados estimate a Muslim population of over 4000, most of whom are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from the Indian state of Gujarat. A few immigrants from Guyana, Trinidad, South Asia, and the Middle East, as well as about 200 native-born persons, constitute the rest of the growing Muslim community, representing 1.50 percent of the population [1] Close to 90 percent of all Barbadians (also known colloquially as Bajan) are of African descent (Afro-Bajans), mostly descendants of the slave labourers on the sugar plantations. The remainder of the population includes groups of Europeans (Euro-Bajans), Asians, Bajan Hindus and Muslims, and an influential Middle Eastern (Arab-Bajans) group mainly of Syrian and Lebanese descent.


There are three mosques a musallah an Islamic Academy one Muslim school and various other Islamic organisations. To name them, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Barbados, which was established in 2011,[2] The Islamic Academy of Barbados, The Barbados Muslim Association, The Islamic Teaching Center, The Institute of Islamic Propagation and Thought, The Medinah Foundation and The Al-Falah Muslim School. Mosques include the Jumma Masjid, Madina Masjid (formerly City Masjid) and the Makki Masjid.

Contents

  • Masajid & Musallah 1
  • Islamic Organisations in Barbados 2
    • Islamic Academy of Barbados 2.1
    • The Barbados Muslim Association 2.2
    • The Islamic Teaching Center 2.3
    • The Institute of Islamic Propagation and Thought 2.4
    • The Medinah Foundation 2.5
    • The Al-Falah Muslim School 2.6
  • References 3
  • Sources 4
  • External links 5

Masajid & Musallah

Three masajid and the musallah have fixed times for daily five times prayers along with weekly lecture programmes on Qur'an and Hadith. These masajid also have Islamic classes which teach Qur'an and Sunnah for Muslim children from four years of age.

Islamic Organisations in Barbados

Islamic Academy of Barbados

IAB is an organisation established in 1998 under the patronage of the esteem Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah to engender a greater understanding of Islam in young and old alike, amongst Muslims and interested Non-Muslims. To achieve this aim the IAB produces leaflets on various Islamic aspects along with contemporary issues facing the Muslims of today, quarterly Journal Sa'wtus Saahil, weekly broadcast of lecture, Monthly Programme for children from age of 10 & over, Youth programme for youth over 16, Annual Da'wah Conference, Annual Sister Conference, meetings with interested Non-Muslims, Islamic educational classes, religious counseling and fatawaa section (for Islamic jurisprudent guidance).

The Barbados Muslim Association

BMA is an umbrella organization for masjids & musallah on the island, which also advocates on behalf of Muslims at the national level.

The Islamic Teaching Center

The Islamic Teaching Center based in Harts Gap, Christ Church conduct salaah and various other programmes and events.

The Institute of Islamic Propagation and Thought

The Institute of Islamic Propagation and Thought supplies and distributes Islamic literature free of charge to all Islamic organizations.

The Medinah Foundation

The Medinah Foundation is a charitable organisation aimed at helping the poor and needy and building healthy community relations with others.

The Al-Falah Muslim School

The Al-Falah Muslim School, a primary and secondary school established to foster the Muslim youths with Islamic values.

The cultural centre of the Islamic community of Barbados is to the west of the city centre of Bridgetown. Near to Kensington in Saint Michael. New communities established over the past few years around Belleville and Wanstead areas as well.

References

  1. ^ "2008 Report on International Religious Freedom,” Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, United States Department of State, September 2008.
  2. ^ "480,000 souls join worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 121 new missions established". Ahmadiyya Times. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

Sources

External links

  • Caribbean Muslims
  • Islamic Academy of Barbados (IAB)
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