ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

      

General Information

Status                         : Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Total area                   : 371 sq mi (961 sq km)

Population (2007 est.) : 223,472

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Willemstad, 60,100

Monetary unit            : Netherlands Antillean guilder

Languages                   : Dutch (official), Papiamento predominates, English widely spoken, Spanish

Ethnicity/race              : mixed black 85%, Carib Amerindian, white, East Asian

Religions                     : Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist

Literacy rate               : 97% (2003 est.)

Economic summary    : GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $2.8 billion; per capita $16,000. Real growth rate: 1%. Inflation: 2.1% (2003 est.).

The Netherlands Antilles are composed of two groups of Caribbean islands 500 mi (805 km) apart: the first group, composed of Curaçao (173 sq mi; 448 sq km) and Bonaire (95 sq mi; 246 sq km), is located about 40 mi (64 km) off the Venezuelan coast. Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, these two islands as well as Aruba were claimed by Spain in 1527 and then by the Dutch in 1643. The Dutch Lesser Antilles to the north—Saint Eustatius, the southern part of St. Martin (Dutch: Sint Maarten), and Saba—make up the remainder of the island federation. First inhabited by the Carib Indians, St. Martin was explored by Columbus in 1493. In 1845, the six islands (then including Aruba) officially formed the Netherlands Antilles. In 1994, the islands voted to preserve their federation with the Netherlands.

Islamic History and Muslims

There are 1000 Muslim in Netherlands Antilles.

Masjid in St. Maarten

                                   Islamic Center in St. Maarten                                  Imam Sheikh Yakubu Mohammed

 

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name Address Phone-Fax-Email-Web General Information
BONAIRE ISLAMIC CENTER BONAIRE ISLAMIC CENTER
KAYA HANCHI AMBOINA,Bonaire, KRALENDIJK N/A, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
005999 513 4040
00599 717 2922
mtikriti@yahoo.com
THE MOSQUE SIZE IS 400 SQUARE METERS BUILDING, 135 METERS IS THE PRAYER ROOM, THE REST IS FOR THE IMAM HOUSE, LIBRARY ROOM, SMALL KITCHEN, AND THE BATHROOMS AND (WOO DOE) AREA, ALSO A LARGE VERANDA FOR ACTIVITIES, LIKE EID AND RAMADAN IFTAR. NOTE THE IMAM'S HOUSE IS NOT READY COMPLETELY DUE TO SHORTING OF DONATIONS. WE HAVE LIKE 8 YEARS BUILDING THIS MOSQUE, WE ARE SMALL SOCIETY AROUND 100 MUSLIMS MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN. WE ALSO HAVE WEEKLY CLASS FOR CHILDREN, TEACHING THEM PRAYING, WOO DOE, ETC... WE ALSO DO CELEBRATE THE TWO EIDS AND WE MAKE IFTAR EVERY SATURDAY IN RAMADAN IN THE MOSQUE.
Curacao Islamic Center Curacao Islamic Center
Weg Naar Welgelegen # 6,
Island of Curacao, Willemstad , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
5999-4624784-5628866
5999-4621892
mundialcenter@curinfo.an
 
Islamic Center Sint Maarten Islamic Center Sint Maarten
Puma Road 26,
Philipsburg, , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
+599-5420922
+599-5421006
stmartin_islamiccenter@yahoo.com
http://sxm-islamic-center.tripod.com/
Children's classes, Qur'anic recitation, Continuous education, Lecture-Dinner-Lecture
Muslim Gemeente Curacao Muslim Gemeente Curacao
Weg Naar Welgelegen 6,
Curacao, Willemstad LP7, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
00599-9-5628866
8885780
Islamcura@hotmail.com
http://www.geocities.com/mundialcenter/islamcuracao.html
We need help for make dawah here in this island, that is mean we need Islamic books Quran translation , may be we to visit us here. We need specialist dahia to help us preferable can speak English- Spanish
Masjed Omar ben al ghattab Masjed Omar ben al ghattab
weg naar welgelegen # 6,
Curacao, Willemstad LP7, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
5999-4624784  
University of Sint Eustatious School of Medicine Muslim Student Association (MSA) University of Sint Eustatious School of Medicine Muslim Student Association (MSA)
UNIVERSITY OF SINT EUSTATIUS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,
Oranjestad, ST EUSTATIUS , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
011-599-526-7995
MSA-SESOM@googlegroups.com
www.msasesom.org
Our first priority is to help the Muslims who are attending USESOM fulfill their obligations, and to increase daawah on the island. The organization is improving and getting more organized, Alhamdulillah. Please contact us for more info insha'Allah!
Sint Eustatius Islamic Foundation Sint Eustatius Islamic Foundation
Sint Eustatius,
Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
599-318-5390

 

The Sint Eustatius Islamic Foundation’s main purpose is to help Muslims on the island organize themselves and effectively fulfill their obligations of Islam. Our first goal is to establish the First Masjid on the island.
AUCMSA - Muslim Student Association at the American University of the Caribbean AUCMSA - Muslim Student Association at the American University of the Caribbean
1 University Drive at Jordan Road,
Cupe Coy, St. Maarten , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
http://www.aucmsa.com

 

We are the Muslim Student Association at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
       
       
       

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name Address Phone-Fax-Email-Web General Information
Habiby Fashion Habiby Fashion
Curacao, Willemstad , Netherlands Antilles
  Computers and Wall to Wall Carpets Business
MUEBLERIA DI PUEBLO N.V. BONAIRE MUEBLERIA DI PUEBLO N.V. BONAIRE
KAYA KORONA # 82,
Bonaire, KRALENDIJK N/A, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
599-717 5659 // 785
599 717 5659
ahmadramia@hotmail.com
WE SELL FURNITURE'S AND APPLIANCES AND ALL KINDS OF MATTRESSES
Tapirama N.V. Tapirama N.V.
Mundial Shopping Center,
Curacao, Curacao , , NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
5999-8887019
mohamad@tapirama.net
www.tapirama.net 
Carpets and Computer Business
Bargain store Bargain store
kaya nikiboko nord 43,
Bonaire, Kranldijk 00599, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

717-2922
2922
Bargain_center3@hotmail.com
Furnisher and electronics and commercial food

 

       

References
Muslim Situation in the Caribbean ( http://www.islamawareness.net/Caribbean/carribean.html   , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0198163.html ,  June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=netherlands_antilles   , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Muslim Situation in the Caribbean , June 2008.