Islam in Uruguay

The statistics for Islam in Uruguay estimate a total Muslim population of 900 to 1000, representing 0.02 percent of the population.

A significant Muslim population lives in Chuy, near the Brazilian border, as well as Rivera, Artigas and Montevideo.

There are three Islamic centers, in Montevideo:

1) Al-Musallah - 5 times daily prayers, weekly Jumuah prayer, Madrasah, etc. Ladies facilities provided. Situated in Central Montevideo, Julio Herrera y Obes 1187 esq. Canelones. Halaal meat can also be facilitated. Contact 093361341 / 094011266. Languages spoken - English/Arabic/Spanish/Urdu

2) Egyptian Cultural Islamic Center.

3) Islamic Center Uruguay, situated at Ejido and Soriano. This centre is more than 10 years old and its director is Alí Jalil Ahmad, a Syrian businessman who works as a real estate agent. According to him, about 30 people attend to the centre weekly, both immigrants and locals.[1]

There are no mosques in Uruguay.[1]


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