Is­lam in Brazil

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Brazil is known all around the world as a coun­try that val­ues its rich cul­tural di­ver­sity. Not many peo­ple know, how­ever, that Is­lam also has a part on that Is­lamic com­mu­nity in Brazil. To pay an homage to this di­ver­sity, the Em­bassy of Brazil in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Na­tional Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (NUST), brought to Is­lam­abad the photo ex­hi­bi­tion Is­lam in Brazil, which aims at Is­lam in Brazil aims at show­ing Pak­ista­nis a lit­tle known side of the Brazil­ian life and cul­ture, that of its Mus­lim com­mu­nity. cen­tury and many more came, mostly from Africa, dur­ing the colo­nial pe­riod. In the XIX and XX cen­turies, Brazil re­ceived been wo­ven into Brazil’s cul­tural fab­ric and can be found par­tic­u­larly in cui­sine, tex­tiles and even art. In terms of food, Brazil’s sec­ond largest fast food chain is Ara­bic style restau­rant Habib’s and tra­di­tional Ara­bic dishes such as hum­mus, kibe and falafel can be found ev­ery­where Cur­rently, es­ti­mates in­di­cate that there are around 1.5 mil­lion Mus­lims in Brazil, spread all over the coun­try’s territory. Ac­cord­ing to a cen­sus con­ducted by the Brazil­ian In­sti­tute for Ge­og­ra­phy and Statis­tics, the num­ber of Mus­lims liv­ing in Brazil has risen by 29.1 per­cent be­tween the years 2000 and 2010. The largest part of this com­mu­nity is con­cen­trated in the South­east and South re­gions of the coun­try, from gi­ant cities like São Paulo - with its 18 mil­lion in­hab­i­tants – and Rio de Janeiro, to the bor­ders with Paraguay and Ar­gentina and Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion in the Cen­tral re­gion of the Brazil, in­clud­ing in the cap­i­tal, Brasília, and the state of Goiás.

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