Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Korean Muslims Continue to Grow

Korean Muslims Continue to Grow

After the tragedy of 9 / 11, South Korean society in huge bondongmencari know about Islam. Not surprisingly, the Seoul Central Mosque was crowded with visitors Korea.
Chairman of the Korea Muslim Federation, Abdul Rahman, said the Seoul Central Mosque visitors continues to increase every year. Last October, for example, about 1,200 Korean residents come to this mosque. "The tragedy of 9 / 11 is the momentum," he said as quoted presstv.com, Tuesday (15/11).
Not only that, added Rahman, who converted to Islam Korean society is also increasing. Migrant workers contribute to the spread of Islamic symbols in Semanjung Korea. "Right now number around 200,000 people," said Rahman.
Over the last decade, he continued, a Muslim community has emerged in the Itaewon district, an area not far from Seoul Central Mosque. Currently the Muslim community schools that accommodate Itaewon has 75 students.
Development of Islam in Korea
Before the tragedy of 9 / 11, Islam has grown in Korea, precisely during the Korean War in September 1955. Turkish troops who took part in the civil war that plays an important role.
Rahman reveals, it was the Turks who are in Korea started spreading the symbols of Islam. They begin by building a tent to be used as a temporary mosque in a refugee camp. "Soon, Koreans began to embrace Islam. Omar Kim, Koreans who converted to Islam, then Islam spread to friends and family," said Rahman.
In October 1955, Muslims founded the Korea Muslim Society of Korea. Some Muslim young Korean sent for further study of Islam in Malaysia. In March 1967, the Muslim community to establish Korea Korea Muslim Federation (KMF), which is officially recognized by the government.
The organization is tasked published in Korean translation of the Qur'an and teach Islam and Arabic culture. Not only that, this organization also provides scholarships to Muslim students to explore the teachings of Islam to the Islamic universities in Muslim countries. Finished learning, they spread the message of Islam through social services.
In May 1976, the Seoul Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center opened. After that many mosques are then constructed.There are currently five permanent mosque. Subsequently, in 1978, some 130 Muslims Korea had the opportunity to perform Hajj.

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