ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN DOMINICA

      

General Information

Commonwealth of Dominica

Total area                    : 290 sq mi (751 sq km)

Population (2007 est.)  : 68,925

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Roseau, 20,000

Monetary unit             : East Caribbean dollar

Languages                  : English (official) and French patois

Ethnicity/race              : black, mixed black and European, European, Syrian, Carib Amerindian

Religions                    : Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), none 2%

Literacy rate               : 94% (2003 est.)

Economic summary   : GDP/PPP (2006 est.): $485 million; per capita $3,800. Real growth rate: 3.2%. Inflation: -0.1% (2005 est.).

    Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a) is a mountainous island of volcanic origin of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique.

   Explored by Columbus in 1493, Dominica was claimed by Britain and France until 1763, when it was formally ceded to Britain. Along with other Windward Isles, it became a self-governing member of the West Indies Associated States in free association with Britain in 1967.

Islamic History and Muslims

Statistics for Islam in Dominica are not readily available. According to the International Religious Freedom Report in 2005, followers of minority religions and denominations, which range in number from 1.6 percent to 0.2 percent of the population, include Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Anglicans, and Muslims. The Muslim community, which consists mostly of foreign students at the Ross Medical School, financed the 2004 construction of a mosque in Portsmouth. The islands known Islamic organizations include the Muslim Community of Dominica in Roseau and the Association of Muslim Students at the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth.
 

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

DOMINICA MUSLIM COMMUNITY

DOMINICA MUSLIM COMMUNITY
C/O-UNIVERSAL ELEGANCE, FOUR CORNERS, ROSEAU, DOMINICA,
Roseau, DOMINICA NONE, DOMINICA



767-448 2811/1918
7674485559
 salauddin_a@hotmail.com    

DAWAH FOR NON-MUSLIMS,SISTER'S CLASS,FIQH CLASS FOR THE BROTHERS

Muslim Community of Dominica/ Association of Muslim Students

Muslim Community of Dominica/ Association of Muslim Students
Ross University School of Medicine, P.O.Box 266,
Portsmouth, , DOMINICA

rossmsa@gmail.com

 

Mosque(Masjid Al- Ansar)

 

 

 

 

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

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References
Islam in Islam in Dominica ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Dominica , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107471.html   June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=dominica , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Dominica, June 2008.