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Ramadan 2013

Inside Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Sunira)

U.S. Embassy Jakarta would like to send our best wishes to Muslims in Indonesia and around the world. Ramadan Kareem. Each year, millions of Muslims celebrate Ramadan in America, joining the more than 1.5 billion Muslims celebrating worldwide.

On this page, you will find information about Muslims in America and how American Muslims celebrate Ramadan. Please check back as we will be adding new and additional content throughout the month.

Facts about Islam in America

  • A 2011 survey on global Muslim population found there were 2.75 million Muslims in America, including 1.8 million adults.  (Source: Pew Research Center)
  • Regional Distribution of Muslims in the United States: South 32%; Northeast 29%; Midwest 22%; West 18% (Source: Muslims in America – A Statistical Portrait)
  • Muslims fought to preserve American independence in the War of 1812 and for the Union in the Civil War.  (Source: Five myths about Muslims in America)
  • All 50 American states have mosques, and New York ranks first in the number of mosques by 257.  (Source: Faith Communities Today)
  • Most Muslim Americans seem well-integrated into American society, and about two-thirds say that the quality of life for Muslims in the U.S. is better than in most Muslim countries. (Source: Pew Research Center)

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