Islamic Prayer Times in Mozambique

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We bring you the most accurate Islamic Prayer Times in Mozambique, so whether you live there or are planning to visit, you know the right time to offer your prayers. Prayer is a form of worship where we prostrate before Allah, submitting ourselves towards the will of Allah. It is the most important part of a Muslim daily routine and it is obligatory for him to offer his salah at the accurate time for it to be accepted.

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Find the accurate Islamic Prayer Times in Mozambique on this page. Scroll down to access your city in Mozambique and get to know the prayer times and the timings of sunrise and sunset. If your location is accessible, you will automatically be directed to the prayer times in your city. Otherwise, you can click on ‘Prayer Times’ and then ‘Country Listing’ to access your country.

The simplest way is to download our app on your iOS or Android smartphone and access all the Islamic resources, along with the prayer times, right at your fingertips. Keep your location active to be directed directly to your city’s prayer timings page, or you can also manually select the location. Enable notification to be notified for each prayer at its Adhaan time.  

Popular Cities with Muslim Population in Mozambique 

Mozambique is located in the East of Africa and has a total population of 32 million people. Though rich in natural resources and known for its wildlife and beautiful beaches, it is still one of the poorest countries in the world. The dominant religion is Christianity, though Muslims are in great numbers. Around 18% of the population follows the practices of Islam. It has a diverse ethnic and religious group living together. There are few cities where you can find a high population of Muslim communities residing in Mozambique.

Maputo: It is the largest city and capital of Mozambique, formerly known as Lourenco Marques under Portuguese rule until 1976. Maputo is a port city with a commerce-centered economy.  Famous for its African ambiance, this city has culturally and religiously diverse people living together. It has a high population of Muslims and also has mosques as their center worship areas. 

Beira: It is located in the center of the country and is also known as the heart of Mozambique. A high number of Muslims reside in the city, and several mosques are located at a distance from each other. Mesquite Central da Beira is the central mosque in Beira city.  

Nampula: Nampula city is located in Nampula Province, which is the cotton belt of Mozambique. It also produces cashew nuts, tobacco, gems, and other minerals. It has a high Muslim population living in the city along with other religious groups.  

Quelimane: It is the seaport of Mozambique and has one of the largest coconut plantations in the world, covering almost 50 thousand acres of land. Muslims reside in the city in the form of small or big communities and also have two mosques located in the Muslim-majority areas.

Pemba: It is also a port city and small colonial beach town in Mozambique. Pemba is a great tourist point for divers and water sports enthusiasts and is famous as a gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and Quirimbas National Park. It has several mosques for the Muslim residents and travelers. Mesquita Central de Pemba is the central mosque in the city.  

Islamic History and Culture of Mozambique

Mozambique is a Christian dominant country and Muslims represent a minority. Islam was introduced in the region by Swahili coast merchants back in the 4th century and later by Sufi merchants from Yemen. Many years later, Ibadi Muslims from Oman also settled along coastal trading cities. 

Kilwa Sultanate was founded by Ali ibn al-Hassan Shirzai in the 10th century, and since then, Islam has been in the hands of ruling elites in the region. Sofala, which was part of the Kilwa Sultanate, became the most important city of the region for its trade in ivory, timber, gold, iron, and slaves with the Middle East and India.

Under Portuguese colonial rule, Islam faced challenges. Roman Catholicism became the dominant religion through a formal alliance (Concordat) with the government and the state actively opposed Islam. However, it later shifted its stance after the War of Liberation. 

Since the end of the socialist period, from 1989 onwards, Muslims have had the freedom to practice their religion. They were able to construct new mosques and participate in political and parliamentary institutions. Today, Muslims form 17.5% of the total population and have several mosques across the country.   

Islamic Community Services and Organizations in Mozambique

To protect the rights of Muslims in Mozambique and look after their matters, many organizations are working in the country. The notable names are Islamic Council of Mozambique, Jaffery Islamic Center, Confraria Bezme Tabligh Kadria Sunny, and Islamic Congress. 

Islamic Festivals and Events in Mozambique

Muslims of Mozambique celebrate all the Islamic festivals as celebrated across the Muslim world. Each year, Muslims of Mozambique celebrate Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Adha with their family and friends. They also celebrate the Islamic New Year on the 1st of Muharram and Prophet Muhammad's (S.A.W) birthday on the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal.

Halal Dining and Food Options in Mozambique

You will find halal food dining options at some distance in the big cities of Mozambique, where Muslims live in the majority. Maputo which is the capital of the country, you will find various cuisines being served halal. In Maputo, some famous restaurants that serve halal food are as follows:

  • Yugo (Korean and Sushi)
  • Bibos (Lebanese)
  • Belem (Turkish)
  • Istambul (Turkish)
  • Galaxy Indian Restaurant (Indian)
  • La Vida Pizza (Italian)
  • Pizza House (Lebanese, Italian)

Connect with the Muslim Community in Mozambique 

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