Newar Islam

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The distinct type of culture of Muslim Newar community is Newar Islam.


The history dates back to Nepal Sambat 470 when Sultan Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah attacked Nepal Mandala.[citation needed] In the process the Muslims entered Newar villages. The Malla king gave them a small area of land for Muslims to live. Thus they continued their culture and religion and formed a new type of group known as Newar Islam. [1]


  1. ^ Nepal Mandal by Kashinath Tamot, through Nepālamaṇḍala Anusandhāna Guthi, p.12