The Number Of Muslims Is Rapidly Increasing In Japan

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

08th Jan, 2021. 08:56 pm
Muslims in Japan

From 110,000 to 230,000 Muslim worshippers seems like embracing Islam is becoming a new norm in the East-Asian country, Japan.

As per the data revealed by Tanada Hirofumi of Waseda University, the number of Muslims in Japan is significantly increasing. From the past ten years, the number is more than double. In 2010, the statistics show the number of Muslim worshippers in Japan to be 110,000. But at the end of 2019, it is increased to 230,000 (including as many as 50,000 Japanese converts).

Moreover, the country in order to facilitate Muslims during their prayers consists of more than 110 mosques.

Muhammad Tahir Abbas Khan, a professor at APU and head of the Beppu Muslim Association (BMA) told, the increased number of mosques is a welcome move for the Muslims from around the world by BMA.

In the year 2001, when Mr. Khan was relocated to Japan he was a Pakistani graduate. He told that there were only 24 mosques in the country and not a single one in Kyushu.

Tokyo Camii, Okachimachi Mosque, Otsuka Mosque, Nagoya Mosque, and Dar al Arqam Masjid are not only some of the most popular and the most important mosques as well.


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