Islam in Guatemala

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The Muslim population of Guatemala is approximately 1,200 (0.008% of the total population), of which 95% are Palestinian immigrants. There is a mosque near the emblematic Reforma avenue, 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 Fahed Himeda el-Sagini.[2]

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 700 Ahmadis in the country.[3][4]

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  1. ^ prensalibre.com Archived 2007-09-27 at Archive.today (in Spanish)
  2. ^ ""El islam es paz" – Prensa Libre" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Ahmadía, el ala pacífi ca del Islam, atrae a guatemaltecos". Archived from the original on June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Mezquita Baitul Awwal: Km. 20.3 Carretera a San Lucas, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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