ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN SAINT KITTS and NEVIS
Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis
Sovereign : Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
Total area : 101 sq mi (261 sq km). St. Kitts, 65 sq mi (168 sq km); Nevis, 36 sq mi (93 sq km)
Population (2007 est.) : 39,349
Capital (2003 est.) : Basseterre (on St. Kitts), 11,500
Largest town on Nevis : Charlestown, 1,300
Monetary unit : East Caribbean dollar
Language : English
Ethnicity/race : Predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese
Religions : Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Literacy rate : 97.8% (2003 est.)
Economic summary : GDP/PPP (2006 est.): $726 million; per capita $8,200 (2005 est.). Real growth rate: 6% (2007 est.). Inflation: 8.7% (2005 est.).
St. Kitts, the larger of the two islands, is roughly oval in shape except for a long, narrow peninsula to the southeast. Its highest point is Mount Liamuiga (3,792 ft [1,156 m]). The Narrows, a 2-mile- (3-km-) wide channel, separates the two islands. The circularly shaped Nevis is surrounded by coral reefs and the island is almost entirely a single mountain, Nevis Peak (3,232 ft [985 m]). A volcanic mountain chain dominates the center of both islands.
When Christopher Columbus explored the islands in 1493, they were inhabited by the Carib people. Today, most of the inhabitants are the descendants of African slaves. The British settled on St. Kitts—formerly St. Christopher—in 1623, and on Nevis in 1628. The French settled on St. Kitts in 1627, and an Anglo-French rivalry lasted for more than 100 years. After a decisive British victory over the French at Brimstone Hill in 1782, the islands came under permanent British control. The islands, along with nearby Anguilla, were united in 1882. They joined the West Indies Federation in 1958 and remained in that association until its dissolution in 1962. St. Kitts–Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the United Kingdom in 1967. Anguilla seceded in 1980, and St. Kitts and Nevis gained independence on Sept. 19, 1983.
Islamic History and Muslims
There several islamin organization in St. Kitts and Nevis. Windsor Muslim Organization in Basseterre on the St. Kitts island and Nevis Islamic Organization in Charlestown on the Nevis island. There are also one student organization in St. Kitts and Nevis.
We have a lot of muslims in this school and we wanted a way to unify us as one ummah and like other universities and colleges that have MSA, we wanted to start one as well. Not only for that, but when new muslim students come, it's ap lace for them to belong and meet new people and adjust a little easier (Especially since a lot of them come from pre-existing MSAs). The main reason we got into this unity was when there was a masjid project on the island and we all came together to work together on raising money for the masjid.
Islamic Centers and Organizations
Muslim Owned Business