Young and Muslim in Ecuador

The just published an article about young women living as a muslim and wearing hijab in Ecuador, the first place you wouldn't imagine encountering young Muslim women. But Ecuador has its own confident community. Here are some quotes from the article:
A group of young women in hijab talk animatedly as they await the start of their weekly Islamic class. This is a scene that could easily be from a mosque in London, Cairo, Indonesia or New York. However, this is happening in Quito, the chatter is in Spanish and the ladies are all Ecuadorian.

Here in the heart of an overwhelmingly Catholic South America, an unmarked building in an affluent suburb in the centre of Ecuador's capital city provides a focal point for the country's few thousand Muslims. White walls, geometric designs, sumptuous furnishings and shelves arranged with Islamic literature complete the spacious interior of the Centro Islamico del Ecuador.
You can read the rest of the article here.

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  1. I actually knew a Muslim couple from Ecuador, both of whom met, converted, and married while living in Beijing (that's where I met them). I lost track of them when they returned to Ecuador - I wonder if they are still there? Thanks for this article link!


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