ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN GUATEMALA

General Information

National name: República de Guatemala

Land area                  : 41,865 sq mi (108,430 sq km); total area: 42,042 sq mi (108,890 sq km)

Population (2007 est.): 12,728,111

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Guatemala City, 2,655,900 (metro. area), 1,128,800 (city proper)

Other large cities      : Mixco, 287,600; Villa Nueva, 138,900

Monetary unit           : Quetzal

Languages                 : Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

Ethnicity/race : Mestizo (Ladino)—mixed Amerindian-Spanish ancestry—and European 59.4%, K'iche 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.4%, Mam 7.9%, Q'eqchi 6.3%, other Mayan 8.6%, indigenous non-Mayan 0.2%, other 0.1% (2001)

Religions                    : Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

Literacy rate              : 71% (2003 est.)

Economic summary   : GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $67.45 billion; per capita $5,400. Real growth rate: 5.6%. Inflation: 6.6%.

    Guatemala's neighbors are Mexico on the north and west, and Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador on the east. The country consists of three main regions—the cool highlands with the heaviest population, the tropical area along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the tropical jungle in the northern lowlands (known as the Petén).

  Once the site of the impressive ancient Mayan civilization, Guatemala was conquered by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado in 1524 and became a republic in 1839 after the United Provinces of Central America collapsed. From 1898 to 1920, dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera ran the country, and from 1931 to 1944, Gen. Jorge Ubico Castaneda served as strongman.

Islamic History and Muslims


  Guatemala is approximately 1200 of this population, 95% are Palestinian Arab immigrants. There is a mosque in the outskirts of Guatemala City called the Islamic Da'wah Mosque of Guatemala (Spanish: Mezquita de Aldawaa Islámica) which is available for the five daily prayers and offers classes in Islamic studies. The president of the Islamic Community of the country is Jamal Mubarak.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

Mezquita Al Dawa Islámica De Guatemala
 

Mezquita Al Dawa Islámica De Guatemala
4a calle 7-77 zona 9, Guatemala, 01009, GUATEMALA

502-23625906
502-23625907
mezqgua@intelnett.com
waleed_gt@yahoo.com

Masjed, Arabic and Islamic classes

Centro Cultural Islamico De Guatemala
 

Centro Cultural Islamico De Guatemala
En construccion/ coming soon, Guatemala City, Guatemala , GUATEMALA

502-53185542
           -
guateislam@gmail.com

Islamic Cultural Center, Dawah

Saudi Arabia Khader Center
 

Saudi Arabia Khader Center
1 Calle,Guatemala City, Guatemala 100010, GUATEMALA

 502-55162403
         -
islamguatemala@yahoo.com

Dawah

Musulmanes de Guatemala
 

Musulmanes de Guatemala
12 calle 14-04 zona 1,Guatemala City, 100010, GUATEMALA

502-22537538
502-22537538
musgua@yahoo.com

You visit to hospitals, alimentacion to the poor all the week.

Asociacion Musulmana De Guatemala
 

Asociacion Musulmana De Guatemala
Carr. San Lucas,Guatemala City, GUATEMALA

502-24844390
502-24844610
islamguatemala@gmail.com
 

Dawah

Radi Group
 

Radi Group
19 CALLE 3-31 ZONA 1,Guatemala City, GUATEMALA

502-22518946
502-22518968
alaksa2002@yahoo.com

Travel bags, bags and handbags whole saler

Importadora Roma
 

Importadora Roma
19 CALLE ,3-32 ZONA 1,Guatemala City, GUATEMALA

502-2220-5375
502-2232-8788
khdebes@yahoo.com

AGS,BELTSAND ALL KIND OF LEATHER RELEATED

References
Islam in Guatemala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Guatemala,  June, 2008).
Info please (http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107596.html,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder (http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=Guatemala,  June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in xx, June 2008.