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Latinas Embrace Islam

TAMPA - As a child, Amy Perez attended different Christian churches, praying at Catholic Masses and singing at Baptist revivals. But she never felt satisfied with the answers those faiths provided to her questions. ...

US Latinas seek answers in Islam

UNION CITY, N.J. - Jasmine Pinet sits on the steps outside a mosque here, tucking in strands of her burgundy hair beneath a white head scarf, and explaining why she, a young Latina, feels...

Dile a mamá cuánto la quieres, regálale el libro: “Mujer Actual, Mujer de Valor”,...

El libro “Mujer actual, mujer de valor”, escrito por  nuestra colaboradora y amiga Becky Krinsky, es un llamado de atención a todas las mujeres del mundo, sin importar su edad, su estado civil o...

Latinos find simplicity in Islam

Every morning, Jackie Avelar wakes up to a predicament. On one side of her bed is a clock that sounds the Islamic call to prayer five times a day. On the other side is...

Latinos & Islam Conversion

Hugo Hernández put aside the saints, the host and the confessions. Nineteen years of Catholic religious traditions were left behind when he decided to convert to Islam. A teacher and political science graduate, Hernández,...

Una breve introducción al islam

La palabra "islam" deriva de la raíz arábe "salaama" que significa paz, pureza, sumisión y obediencia. El cometido del islam consiste en hacer la paz sometiéndose a la voluntad de Dios y obedeciendo su...

Praising Allah — en español

Catherine Garcia enters the mosque barefoot and finds a spot on the floor. She kneels and leans forward. Palms, nose and forehead touch the ground. Her lips move, almost imperceptibly, whispering words in Arabic....

Latino Muslims: More US Hispanics drawn to Islam

With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn't look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she's from, often they are surprised that it's not the Middle East...

Latino Muslims: Islam’s appeal spans many cultures

CHINO - When the sun finally sets and the fast of Ramadan ends for the day, Luqman Malik joins the faithful at the Baitul Hameed Mosque for a feast of chicken, rice, potatoes. And...

Together in prayer, support

When Zulayka Martinez left the Roman Catholic Church and converted to Islam six years ago, she was happy and at peace with her decision. But she felt like an outsider in her new faith....