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Latino Muslims Growing in Number in the US

Over the Fourth of July weekend, several hundred American Muslims came together in Dallas, Texas for the south-central regional conference of the Islamic Society of North America. Among them were many Spanish-speaking people who...

Latinos Turning To Islam

WORCESTER - On the door outside Juan Perez's home, a hand-written sign asks visitors to respect the Islamic custom of removing shoes before entering. The sign is one of the only indicators that this...

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...