Indigenous Maya Peoples converted to Islam and now Muslims in Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Verapaz and El Peten, Guatemala

Indigenous Maya Peoples converted to Islam and now Muslims in Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Verapaz and El Peten, Guatemala

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Islam in Guatemala

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 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]

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Indigenous Guatemalans

The Amerindian populations in Guatemala include the K’iche’ 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.4%, Mam 7.9% and Q’eqchi 6.3%. 8.6% of the population belongs to other Maya groups, 0.4% belong to non-Maya indigenous peoples. The whole indigenous community in Guatemala is about 40.5% of the population.[20]

Guatemala the Islamic community in Guatemala is growing. The Muslim population of Guatemala is approximately 1,200. Of this population, 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.

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

Another mosque is the Mezquita Baitul Awwal (1989), run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

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