History of Muslims in St Lucia

Islamic History and Muslims

According to Abdullah Abdul Raheem; there are  very small Muslim community (150-200 ) in St Lucia. The community is made up of mainly converts or locals, who are of African descent, but who also include immigrants from the Middle East, South Asia and other Caribbean countries.  Islam has been revived in St Lucia in the early 1990’s. Some locals who lived abroad came back home to settle down (mainly from the USA). One of the main brothers Abdul Rabb was instrumental in having his presence as a Muslim felt on the Island. His manner of dressing was not the same as locals and so people would enquire about this and so he would use the opportunity to invite to Islam. Currently we have no actual Masjid. We have some small Musalla. Three in Castries the capital and one in Vieux Fort another town. Business wise we have some Syrian Muslims who run clothing and shoe stores others sell incense oils and perfumes. But the majority of brothers are engaged in the construction industry either skilled as in masons, carpenters or semi skilled laborers.

The rate at which people embrace Islam is on average 1-2 per month, mainly males. We have a registered Islam Organisation but it does represent the entire body of Muslims. Our activities such as Eid Salah and Taraweh and Islamic classes (children) is organized by a small group of brothers.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name Address Phone-Fax-Email-Web General Information
Old Victoria Road, The Morne,
Castries, Saint Lucia , SAINT LUCIA
Separate area for sisters/Islamic classes offered.
Musallah (Masjidur Rahman) and Islamic Foundation of Vieux-fort Musallah(Masjidur Rahman) and Islamic Foundation of Vieux-fort
St. Jude’s Highway,
La Tourney, Saint Lucia , SAINT LUCIA
1 758 5194642
Every Sunday, after asr a session in tafseer ul quran.
The Islamic Association of St Lucia Inc. The Islamic Association of St Lucia Inc.
CP 6202, Conway, Castries, St Lucia. W.I.,
Castries, St Lucia W.I. 1758, SAINT LUCIA
1758 4522187
To propagate Islam as given in the Holy Quraan and Sunnah by The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)
Masjid Al- Nur Masjid Al- Nur
Old Victoria Road,
Castries,  SAINT LUCIA

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name Address Phone-Fax-Email-Web General Information
Albertini’s Shop Albertini’s Shop
Roseland Avenue,
Canaries, West Indies , SAINT LUCIA
758-459 4521
The business is a Village shop and sells general food stuff as well as sweets confectionary, Rice, Sugar flower Milk eggs and the like as well as Chicken and Meat for the local people.
Y & J Cafe Y & J Cafe
Wiliam Peter Blvd.,
Castries, , SAINT LUCIA
758-719-6119 or 0087
Halal Food served. Halal Stewed Chicken, Halal Fried Chicken, Salt Fish, Fish Meals, Dates, Ground Provisions Macaroni & Cheese, Rice and other Halal Foods.
Omars Fashions Omars Fashions
21 St. Louis Street,
Castries, , SAINT LUCIA
758-2849520/ 4580994
Syrian owned Shoe store, catering for both men and women. It is owned by

6 Comments on "History of Muslims in St Lucia"

  1. Mudassar Valsangkar | March 2, 2018 at 8:39 am | Reply

    Are this Masjids operating.

    I got a job in St Lucia .
    Wanted to know about Muslim Community at SL.
    I.m from India

  2. Assalam Alikum; I am willing to help building Masjed.

  3. Mohammed sameer | November 27, 2018 at 9:52 am | Reply

    Assalamualkium I am Mohammed Sameer form India came to st.Lucia to study medicine I want to know the halal places

  4. Dear Sameer, I am Faheem from Pakistan. where do u study in St. Lucia? my daughter also intended to come to st. Lucia to study medicine. you can be helpful for me. my email is “faheemkhan109@hotmail.com”. please contact.

  5. Aslam alikum my name is sister asma I would like to know were there are halal place to eat thank you

  6. I visited this site to find relevant dat for my post: Islam in Saint Lucia. I wish it had more details about life and style of Muslims, their celebrations of Muslim festivals and availability of halal food.

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