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Japan is one of the last countries that reached by Islam

The first known Japanese Muslim was Abdul-Haleem Noda, converted to Islam in 1891.

Five main islands form the country of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku. Islam has first reached to the main island (Honshu) in the end of the nineteenth century, on which the capital, Tokyo, is situated, as it inhabited by Muslim traders from India, Tatar immigrants from Russia and early Muslim scholars.

The second island reached by Islam is (Shikoku). Muslim scholars arrived from Pakistan between 1956-1960 for Islamic Da'wah. The third island reached by Islam is (Hokkaido),in the early seventies of the last century. Islamic Center Japan played major role in Islamic Da'wah.

The rest of the main islands, (Kyushu) and (Okinawa), Islam has reached there by Muslim traders and students who came from abroad, besides, American Muslim soldiers in the US armed forces, they build prayer rooms inside US military bases in Japan.


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