Islam in the Republic of Cyprus Today
Asalamu Alaikum Wa Ramatullahi Wa Barakatu
Today, the minority Muslim population in the Republic of Cyprus still exists, although it is made up of brothers and sisters from many different backgrounds, cultures and countries, including Cypriots. Some come from abroad to study, to find work and for a variety of other reasons. We are hoping, Insha Allah, to obtain information through the questionnaire that will help to identify our current Muslim populations make-up. This information may help us to make the Musilm population more visible and provided for in the Republic of Cyprus, in shaa Allah.
To-date there is no central Muslim/Islamic contact point in the Republic of Cyprus that is accessible and easy to understand for Muslims new to the country and to those Muslims who already live here. Although there have been individuals offering help, Alhamdulillah, it would be a greater benefit for us all if, Insha Allah, this website encourages better communication and cooperation in the fragmented community that currently exists in Cyprus.
After more than 3 years since it's beginning, the website has helped inform and support many Muslims in Cyprus and those who are interested in coming here. We have been able to help an IOU student complete his Islamic studies with help from the Mufti's Office in Lefkosa and assist visitors in locating suitable accommodation and places to go. We are currently supporting the effort to open Hala Sultan Tekke for daily prayers and are happy to promote local Muslim-owned businesses. Please contact us with your inquiries, suggestions and any help you can offer.
Alhamdulillah for the efforts of our sisters for their translations of the website making it more accessible to those for whom English is a second language. Please contact us and let us know what you think of the site.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose Help and Guidance nothing can be accomplished.
Muslims in Cyprus Group