In Andalusia, in southern Spain, a Spaniard has converted to Islam almost every Friday for the past few years.
This week, after the Friday prayer, Jose Miguel became a Muslim at the Great Mosque in Granada by bringing the word Shahada.
“There is a serious increase in the number of Spaniards converting to Islam”
Umar del Pozo, President of the Spanish Islamic Society Association and Granada Great Mosque Foundation, said, “There is a Spanish Muslim in our mosque almost every Friday. There is a significant increase in the number of Spaniards who converted to Islam, especially after the pandemic. This is a situation that makes us happy and proud.” said.
“About 36,000 Muslims live in Granada’s cities and districts. About 3,700 of them are Spaniards who converted to Islam and their third generation children,” Del Pozo said. he said.
The Muslim population living in Spain has increased 10 times in the last 30 years
Mohamed Ajana, Secretary of the Islamic Commission of Spain, said that the Muslim population living in Spain has increased 10 times in the last 30 years, exceeding 2.5 million, and that this number has reached 3 million according to unofficial figures.
In Spain, where Muslims from Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Senegal and Algeria are the majority, the Muslim population mostly lives in industrialized regions such as Catalonia, Valencia, Andalusia and Madrid.