Q: What did you learn as you explored Islam?
A: There is a strong sense of community among Muslims in America and a common responsibility to educate non-Muslims on their religion, mainly focusing on breaking the negative stereotypes. Converts are attracted to this sense of unity and are drawn to the supportive framework.
Q: Why Latino Muslims? Why do you think so many are converting?
A: Many describe disillusionment with the practices of Catholicism and the church establishment. These Latinos are lured by Islam’s simplicity and the Muslim’s independence from a mediating clergy in his or her relationship with God. Converts are seeking a different identity. Islam provides a moral code of conduct in everyday life, providing them with a more regimented and disciplined lifestyle.
More Latino women converting to Islam
From Mexico to Mecca
To be young, Hispanic and Muslim
Some Hispanics are €˜reverting’ to Muslim faith
Older generations mourn as young Hispanics turn away from the Catholic Church
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