ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN GRENADA

      

General Information

Sovereign                    : Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Land area                    : 131 sq mi (339 sq km)

Population (2007 est.)   : 89,971

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): St. George's, 4,300

Monetary unit             : East Caribbean dollar

Languages                 : English (official), French patois

Ethnicity/race            : black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian

Religions                   : Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 14%, other Protestant 33%

Literacy rate              : 96% (2003 est.)

Economic summary   : GDP/PPP (2006 est.): $982 million; per capita $3,900 (2005 est.). Real growth rate: 0.9%. Inflation: 3% (2005 est.)

    Grenada (the first a is a long vowel) is the most southerly of the Windward Islands, about 100 mi (161 km) from the Venezuelan coast. It is a volcanic island traversed by a mountain range, the highest peak of which is Mount St. Catherine (2,756 ft; 840 m).

    The Arawak Indians were the first to inhabit Grenada, but they were all eventually massacred by the Carib Indians. When Columbus arrived in 1498, he encountered the Caribs, who continued to rule over the island for another 150 years. The French gained control of the island in 1672 and held on to it until 1762, when the British invaded. Black slaves were granted freedom in 1833. After more than 200 years of British rule, most recently as part of the West Indies Associated States, Grenada became independent on Feb. 7, 1974, with Eric M. Gairy as prime minister.

Islamic History and Muslims

There are over 280 Muslims in Grenada. They make up 0.30% of the population.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

Grenada Islamic Foundation

Grenada Islamic Foundation
P.O.Box 786,
Saint George's, , GRENADA

473-444-1786
aqureshi@sgu.edu 

Grenada Islamic Foundation was registred by the Act of Parliament of Grenada in 1994. Islam is the only other recognized religion after Christianity. There are approximtely 300+ resident muslims in Grenada, including about 100 Indian Gujrati immigrants and ~120 medical students coming originally from many muslim families in US, Canada, UK and other countries.

 

 

 

 

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Williamson Road,
Saint George, Saint _George\'s OU96, GRENADA

tahirah55@hotmail.com

 

the business of the secret garden offers an approach to the holistic purpose of life thru our senses. touch,see, hear,smell and taste. our products are of ancient culture Islamic background of hospitality services.these services/products include : aromatherapy ,massage/reflexology, hydrotherapy,nutitional/dietary simulation,seminars ,workshops,outreach programs for the muslim and non muslim children ages 9--15(encourage arts&crafts creating marketable products all thru our adventurous health retreats and tours.encouraging trade and business thru importing and exporting. exchanging products and services internationally.

 

 

 

 

References
Islam in Islam in Grenada( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Grenada   , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107592.html ,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=grenada   , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Grenada, June 2008.