IslamInSpanish is an educational non-profit organization that was established out of the need to educate Latinos about Islam in the Spanish language worldwide after the devastating incident of 9/11. It is was founded by Mujahid Fletcher, a Colombian convert to Islam who’s need to share Islam with his father and family led to discover that there was no material in the Spanish language.
After his father’s conversion 3 months later, both of them and his recently converted wife all worked together to bring about a balanced understanding of Islam within a culturally relevant manner which lead to the creation of the 1st CD produced entitled “La Religion de la Verdad” (The Religion of Truth) which became the means to his wife’s aunt embracing Islam before her death from Cancer.
As a pioneer and leader it seeks to empower people who will empower their respective communities and bring about a sense of peace and common-good worldwide by clarifying misconceptions of Islam and culturally attaching Latinos to their common Islamic roots historically from Al-Andalus or Andulucia to normalize the notion of Islam to Spanish-speakers while encouraging universal principles of a common human good and diversity.
The very first Islam in Spanish center was launched in Houston Texas on the 30th of january 2016. It was a day filled with joy, happiness, and fulfillment for the american Latino community. Other communities also joined them in celebrating this memorable event.
They hope to inspire people to see the world from the universal lens of “The Creator” in order to understand the purpose of life and how we may live out the best of our common human traits towards the common good of humanity.