Statistics on Muslims in the United States of America (USA)

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For many years the Muslim community in America had been a small minority but today it is one of the fastest growing religions in the country. Muslims first came to America in the 1860′s from Syria and Lebanon. Today it is estimated that there are between 6 to 7 million Muslims in America, roughly 2% of the entire population. (Image from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearborn_Mosque)

First Mosque in America

The first official mosque was built in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1934. Today, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) based in Washington DC, there are more than 1,209 known mosques throughout America. The majority of mosques were established since the 1980′s with a 25% increase in the number of mosques in the past 8 years. In addition to these there are hundreds of Islamic cultural centres and schools.

There are large communities of Muslims in almost every large city. Ethnically diverse, the largest community of Muslims come from South Asia (33%) followed by African-Americans (30%). Arab Muslims make up 25% of the Muslim population. While Islam is rapidly growing in every ethnic class, the highest number of Muslim converts are from the African-American community (64%). The second highest number of converts are white Americans (27%).

Muslim Visibility in America

One of the most active recruiting grounds for Islam in the USA is in university campuses where many groups have well funded and organised student programs. Key organisations such as CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Students Association of USA, provide religious training, education, and support to Muslim communities and campuses throughout the country.

Since the events of 11 September 2001 and the attacks in New York and Washington, the Muslim community has become increasingly visible. The Arab-American community of Brooklyn, New York, held a candlelight march near the World Trade Centre site. Soon after, Muslim leaders attended a formal gathering in the White House in Washington for the first time in history. There have also been increased attacks against America’s Muslims with thousands of incidences of threats, vandalism and violence reported. Civil rights activists believe that Muslims are now more vulnerable and suffer from religious prejudice. Many American Muslims want to remove the misunderstanding and suspicion that surrounds Islam. They are trying hard to convince to others that from their perspective at least there is no place in Islam for those who resort to violent acts of terrorism.

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Pray for the Muslims in the USA:

* Pray that the Church in America would awaken to the challenge of interceding and reaching out to American Muslims.

* Pray for Muslims in universities to grow in spiritual hunger to know God personally and to call out to Him through Jesus.

* Pray for those Muslims whose lives have been effected by the terrorist attacks of 11 September, that they would know God through the witness of true Christians.

* Pray for the conversion of the leaders of Muslim organisations and mosques.


Comments

  1. pepita la pistolera says:

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  2. Look at a lot of you. You should be ashamed arguing over religion. You should ask yourselves where will you be when you die? We have to answer for every written word and every spoken word when he reach the day of judgement. That is true in Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam.

    I am a Muslim (convert from Christianity) and I thank God for that. However as a Muslim I believe that the Torah was sent to Moses, the Bible was sent to Isa( Jesus) and the Quran to Prophet Muhammed(SAW- Peace be upon them all). Before you go blaming Muslims do your research read the Quran with an open mind. Before you go blaming Christians read the Bible, educate yourself. Also know that there is violence in both the Quran and Bible because some verses were written during a time of war, but if you look at the overall messages you will find peace and a love for humanity.
    I do consider Islam to be the best religion because the Quran is unchanged and we know that God is perfect and there is none like him, we worship him and him alone, no sons, no saints, no idols. Islam has brought me a peace and closeness to my creator that I have never known.
    However I know that I too will have to answer for my actions and I believe in brotherhood and sisterhood not just in Islam, but for all humanity. Allah which literally means the God, created us all to share this earth and I hardly think he would be pleased…

  3. The Bible was not sent to Jesus; for he is the Word
    JOHN 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

    you can start reading from verse one actually, and see that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. You should read it Jesus was from the beginning for he was always with God. Muhammad was not

  4. To all of u ! all religious people from different religons says they are right and others are not ! Mohammed or Jesus !!!! do u really get the message they’v come with !! GOD! i can’t believe u guys ! u really need to think again about what u know about ur religions !! do u really know ur religion very well! i’m not asking muslims to know other religions neither the christians to know about islam or any religion ! u gus should know ur religions first !! all religions on earth are peaceful ! i’m not gonna say my religion because some people may have prejudgments and that may not let them see my point clearly ^^ sorry for any one didn’t like what i said i just don’t like to see grown-up people doing and saying things like that :)

  5. (1) CA GOD GIVE BIRTH? READ THE HOLY BIBLE DEUTRONOMY CHAPTER 32 VERSE 18.
    (2) IS SIJDA THE MARK OF SATAN? WATCH THE HOLY BIBLE IN THE BOOK OF REVELETION CHAPTER13 VERSE 16.
    (3) WASHING PARTS OF THE BODY BEFORE PRAYING IS IT GODS INSRUCTION? HAVEA LOOK IN THE HOLY BIBLE THE BOOK OF MARK CHAPTER 7 VERSE 1 TO 9.
    (4) CAN YOU WORSHIP JESUS? WATCH IN THE BOOK OF LUKE CHAPTER24 VERSE 50 TO 52 AND THE BOOK OF METHEW CHAPTER 9 VERSE 28.
    (5) LASTLY VISIT ONE OF THE BORN GAIN CHRISTIAN FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE

  6. I am not fond of Islam or muslims. In the past 30-40 years the religion has done nothing but foster hate and terrorism in our modern world. As a proud New Yorker of European heritage and 1st generation American on my fathers side I am not speaking out of ignorance or hate. Islam is fundamentally contrary to American values and culture and has NO place in our society. The risks far outweigh any benefit muslims can contribute positevly to our society. I well understand that most muslims are good. I just don’t want them in my country spreading their beliefs and infringing on my culture, values and ideals as an American who believes in women’s equality, freedom of speech and Judeo-Christian Philosophy.[edited for brevity, admin]

  7. 14th century Byzantine emperor as saying: Islam had only brought evil to the world and that it was spread by the sword…

  8. Some people may be confused about the true religion … religion is the rule for humans. Can you imagine a world without rules / religion? What would happen if you follow the rules made ​​by humans? Remember, no man has not sinned / made mistakes in this world. do you not think?

  9. Makas, thanks for totally ignoring the FACT that Islam overrun most of the civilized world and caused the dark ages back around the 7th century.

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