Latino Muslim Articles (Archives)

Newspaper and magazine articles about Latino Muslims from 1992 until 2015 reveal a growing interest in this community. Notably, in 2011 alone, there were 25 articles dedicated to exploring various aspects of the Latino Muslim experience.

6 Fascinating Facts About Latino Muslims

By Alicia BarrónThe FlamaDecember 28, 2015 There are many assumptions that all Latinos are Catholic but that’s certainly not the case, especially in the United States. Many Latinos are turning towards Islam for faith which means they find themselves in a unique predicament. They have to balance the social pressures, traditions and beliefs from three […]

Muslims In America: More Latinos Converting To Islam As US Population Grows, Report Claims

By Aaron MorrisonInternational Business TimesDecember 29, 2015 By most official measures, Latinos in the U.S. are considered to be the fastest-growing demographic. They are also the fastest-growing group of Muslims in America, according to organizations that cater to Hispanics converting to Islam. Although the statistics haven’t been widely tracked, there are an estimated 150,000 Islam […]

Ramadan 2015 In Latin America: Where Are The Latino Muslims?

By Latin TimesJune 17, 2015 With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan upon us, Latinos are noticing a significant number of their neighbors are preparing to observe fasting and other Islamic rituals. Hispanic Americans are slowly but increasingly converting to Islam, growing muslim populations in Latino-heavy regions like California. Muslims celebrating Ramadan in Central and […]

Four Muslim Latinas open up about their journeys to Islam

By Walter Thompson-HernándezFusionDecember 7, 2015 Two days had passed since the Islamic State’s attacks in Paris, which took the lives of over 120 people. While citizens from nearly every corner of the globe mourned the deaths of the victims and braced for a military response to the attacks, four Muslim Latinas and I met at […]

Houston’s Latino Muslims gather for annual Eid celebration

By Camilo SmithHouston ChronicleJuly 20, 2015 The organizers behind the Houston-based website Islam In Spanish gathered over the weekend to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, an event marking the end of Ramadan on July 17.The gathering was a way for Latino Muslims to come together since they can often be the only ones in their families who have […]

What It’s Like To Be A Muslim Latina On Easter

By Raquel ReichardLatina.comApril 3, 2015 Easter weekend is approaching. For most Latinos, that means getting together with friends and family, making bunny masks and decorating eggs with the little ones, participating in community egg hunts and, most importantly, sitting down for a traditional meal that starts with a prayer to Jesucristo – after all, those […]

‘It’s beautiful’: How four Los Angeles Latinos found peace in Islam

By Walter Thompson-HernándezFusionDecember 22, 2015 Every Sunday, on the third floor of a beautifully ornamented mosque on the corner of Exposition and Vermont near downtown Los Angeles, a group of Muslim Latinos gathers to hear the teachings of the Quran in Spanish. On a recent visit, four men and 10 women attended the class, which […]

Latino Muslims Live Their Lives At The Intersection Of Three Cultures

By Raul A. ReyesNBC NewsDecember 20, 2015 Like other Americans, Shafiq Alvarado was horrified by the events of 9/11. But living in Los Angeles, he felt a bit removed from their impact. That is, until he received a phone call from the FBI, saying they wanted to meet with him. Alvarado agreed. “Next thing I […]

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