Latino Muslims mix religion & culture

By Ryan Schuessler in The Guardian;

America’s only mosque founded specifically to be a place for Spanish-language programming for Latinos. Flores had just taken the shahada, the Islamic profession of faith, at the mosque’s first-ever Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, where community members with roots in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba and other countries served halal variations of their traditional foods, while celebrating their shared identity as Muslims

A lovely article about how Hispanic Muslims are able to combine their religion and their culture. In a time when Islam seems to be undergoing an “Arabifcation” where some Muslims think they need to dress and look like Arabs to be Muslims it’s refreshing to see people come together under our faith but still hold their culture, quite rightly, close to them.