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.

Mas Islam, Por favor

By Rafael NarbaezLiving Islam TodayWinter 1421/2000 At least once a month, maybe more, someone will call and ask me if I have any Spanish language Qur’ans or if I can send them some books on Islam in the Spanish language. The demand for Spanish language materials has become greater with every passing year. The tragedy […]

Olé to Allah: New York’s Latino Muslims

By Hisham AidiAfricana.comNovember 11, 1999 On a recent crisp Friday afternoon in El Barrio, the Puerto Rican heart of East Harlem, Ramon Omar Abduraheem Ocasio, Imam of the Alianza Islamica, delivered a khutba (sermon) in Spanish, English and Arabic on fatherhood and responsibility to a motley congregation of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Panamanians, Spaniards, and African […]

Hispanic Women Swap Culture And Religion, Convert To Islam

By Nevine MabroColumbia News Service2000 NEW YORK — Mariam Ramon has swapped her short skirts, visits to the beauty parlor and Roman Catholicism for baggy pants, a head scarf and Islam. Ramon, 52, a Puerto-Rican American, became a Muslim ten years ago. Her curiosity about the religion was aroused by an Islamic prayer ritual by […]

Mexico Discovers Islam

A new generation of Muslims is introducing Islam to Mexicans.By Michelle Al-Nasr Mexico may be well on its way to a monotheistic revolution. This new trend is emerging from recent developments, and reflects a similar change evident in other South American nations – people are embracing Islam by the thousands, jettisoning the Catholicism imposed upon […]

Islam Under Wraps

By Jamal ArifIviewsJune 11, 1999 The mere mention of South America can conjure up visions of tall spires and stately steeples bedecking the enchanting and somewhat mysterious landscape of the continent. A common bond of Catholicism runs through the skein of South American countries that have emerged over the last century. It is no wonder […]


byDr. Youssef Mroueh Introduction Numerous evidence suggests that Muslims from Spain and West Africa arrived in the Americas at least five centuries before Co1umbus. It is recorded, for example that in the mid-tenth century during the rule of the Umayed Caliph Abdul-Rahman III (929-961), Muslims of African origin sailed westward from the Spanish port of Delba […]

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