Spain is witnessing an increase of ten times the number of Muslims in the past years
The number of Muslims in Spain has recorded a remarkable and unprecedented increase over the past three decades, according to the Islamic Commission in Spain, most of whom live in the regions of Catalonia, Valencia, Andalusia and Madrid.
The Secretary of the Islamic Commission in Spain, Mohamed Ajanah Al-Wafi, said in a statement, “The number of Muslims in Spain has reached 10 times the number in the past 30 years, reaching 2.5 million people, according to official figures, while the unofficial number is estimated at about 3 million people.”
He added, “In the past, the majority of Muslims were immigrants, but now Muslims constitute a percentage of the number of Spaniards, as there are about one million Muslim Spanish citizens, some of whom obtained Spanish citizenship, and others of Spanish origin.”
“Most of the Muslims in Spain are of Moroccan, Pakistani, Senegalese and Algerian origin, and most of them live in the regions of Catalonia, Valencia, Andalusia and Madrid,” Al-Wafi said.
He indicated that 53 Islamic unions are active in Spain, and there are around 2000 mosques in the European country.
Regarding the programs dedicated to the month of Ramadan, Al-Wafi pointed out that they invite non-Muslims from their neighbors to participate with them in this holy month, and this solidarity gives a message of peaceful coexistence.