COMMUNITY

 
Muslim Community in the Province of Saskatchewan

The early Muslim settlers in Saskatchewan were Lebanese farmers who came around the end of the 19th century and settled in South Western Saskatchewan around Swift Current. Since then, more Muslims have moved to the province from different Islamic countries. The number of Muslims in Saskatchewan is estimated to be more than 10,000. They live in Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and other smaller towns. The city of Saskatoon currently has more than 5,000 Muslims. The city of Regina has a similar number. Currently there are ten Masjids (Mosques) in Saskatchewan. The first one was established in our city, Saskatoon and two came thereafter. The other Masjids are in Regina (4), North Battleford (1), Prince Albert (1) and Swift Current (1). Regina's (1) and Swift Current's (1) Masjids were formerly churches that were converted to Masjids.