Meaning of Islam for Cuban Muslims Significación del Islam para los musulmanes cubanos

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Pérez M. F.

Ilu, vol.26, pp.25-47, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5209/ilur.81826
  • Journal Name: Ilu
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, L'Année philologique, ATLA Religion Database, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Old Testament Abstracts Online, Sociological abstracts, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-47
  • Keywords: Cuba, Muslims, Islam
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved.Islam is present in the history of Cuba from very early times, but it did not begin to be practiced in an organized way until the 90s of the last century, when a religious revival took place in the country. Since then, and despite having different elements from Cuban customs, the practice of Islam has spread throughout the entire Island and its presence is increasingly notorious in the religious framework of the nation. That is why it is necessary to carry out studies that try to give answers and look not only at the reason for the rise of the Islamic religion in Cuba but also at the significance of this religion for Cuban Muslims. Thus, it is proposed as a general aim to analyze the significance of Islam in the production of meanings and life projects of Cuban Muslims. To comply with it, a questionnaire and an interview were applied to some Muslims. This made it possible to show that Islam is the center of life for most of them, it is a way of concatenation for the development of various areas (personal, family, social), it constitutes a lifestyle and influences the future perspectives of Muslims. It was thus demonstrated that there are high levels of religious regulation in the population studied.