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Islam in Guatemala

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Islam in Guatemala

The Muslim population of Guatemala is approximately 1,200, of which 95% are Palestinian Arab immigrants. There is a mosque in the outskirts of Guatemala City called the Islamic Da'wah Mosque of Guatemala (Spanish: Mezquita de Aldawaa Islámica) which is available for the five daily prayers and offers classes in Islamic studies.[1]

The president of the Islamic Community of the country is Jamal Mubarak.

The main Ahmadiyya mosque in the country is Mezquita Baitul Awwal, first constructed in 1989. However, the Community also has mosques in Huehuetenango and Quetzaltenango. There are about 100 Ahmadis in the country.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ prensalibre.com (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Ahmadía, el ala pacífi ca del Islam, atrae a guatemaltecos". Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mezquita Baitul Awwal: Km. 20.3 Carretera a San Lucas, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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