Islamic Prayer Times in Angola

Welcome to Angola Prayer Times at MuslimandQuran. We bring you the most accurate Islamic Prayer Times in Angola so you know when to offer your obligatory prayers on time. Angola is in southern Africa and shares borders with Zambia, the Republic of Congo, Namibia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The total population of Angola is 34.5 million, of which around 90 thousand people are Muslims. Prayer is an essential part of the daily routine of Muslims of Angola and it is what unites them in a country where they live in the minority.

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Cities in Angola with Muslim Population

Muslims in Angola are in the minority and are scattered throughout the city. Few cities are culturally diverse and have a notable population of Muslim communities living together in unity. One of the famous names is Luanda, the capital and cosmopolitan city of Angola, with many Muslims living across the city. This city has a diverse population living together, forming communities. It even has mosques for the Muslims to worship. 

Islamic Culture and Heritage in Angola

Angola does not hold much of the Islamic heritage. Islam was introduced in this region in the early 1990s when many migrants from West African countries like Senegal, Mali, and Guinea entered the country. 

Muslims are in the minority and are generally immigrants from the Middle East and West Africa. Only a few locals converted to Islam during the Angolan Civil War when many Angolans fled to countries where Muslims were in large numbers. In 2010, Angola’s government declared freedom of religion to its citizens, and after that, there was a significant rise in the Muslim population. Though Islam is a known religion followed by hardly 2% of the total population of Angola, it still took a long time for the Angolan government to recognize it. 

By 2019, the government placed a condition that 60,000 signatures would be collected to be officially recognized by the state. The religion is still to be legally recognized by the state government of Angola. But Muslims practice religion freely in the country, and there are over 60 mosques in the country.

Islamic Community Services and Organizations in Angola

Islam is not legally accepted as a religion in Anogla, but around 90 thousand Muslims practice their religion freely in the country. The Supreme Council of Angolan Muslims of Luanda takes care of the affairs of Muslims in Angola. Luanda, being the capital city, has the highest number of Muslims living and now even has mosques to worship in freedom.

Islamic Festivals and Events in Angola

Most Angolan Muslims belong to the Sunni sect, and few are Shias. They celebrate all the festivals just like the rest of the Muslim world. According to the Islamic Calendar, their Islamic celebration starts with the 1st of Muharram, the New Year. It is followed by celebrating the Prophet’s birthday on the 12th Rabbi-Awaal. Muslims of Angola fast for the month of Ramadan, starting their fast with suhoor before sunrise and ending their fast with iftar at sunset.  

The sighting of Shawaal’s moon marks the end of Ramadan and begins the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration across the globe. It is a ritual to give charity before Eid Prayer and later offer Eid prayer after sunrise in the congregation. The entire day is celebrated by visiting their close family and friends. By the last month, Dhil-Hajjah, Muslims in Angola and the rest of the Muslim world celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. The day begins with Eid salah in the congregation, followed by sacrificing the animals and distributing the meat among family, friends, and the less fortunate—those who can perform Hajj by visiting the Holy City of Makkah.

Halal Dining and Food Options in Angola

Since Muslims are in the minority, Halal food is available in the country, but finding it across the entire Angola might be difficult. However, it is readily available in Luanda as several Muslims live there. As most of the Muslims in Angola were migrants, they also introduced their cuisine. The Lebanese were part of the migrants that helped Islam enter Angola, you can find Lebanese restaurants in Luanda. ‘Al-Amir’ is a famous name for serving Halal Lebanese and Mediterranean food in Luanda.

Connect with the Muslim Community in Angola

Gain your spiritual experience by connecting with the Muslims of Angola. Learn their way of life and how they practice Islam differently from the rest of the world. Learn how living in a country where they are a minority can be difficult for them. Broaden your network by connecting with your Muslim brothers and improve your support system. Learn their connection with Allah and how deeply involved they are in their faith.

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