Islamic Council of Jamaica

Masjid Al-Hakeem

Masjid As-Sakinah

Masjid Quba

Masjid Ibraheem

Masjid At-Taqwaa

Masjid An-Nur

Masjid Al-Hisaan

Masjid Al-Haqq

Islamic Da’Wah Centre

Masjid Ar-Rahman

JFIC Country Profile

Name: Jamaica

Location: Island in the Caribbean Sea, South of Cuba 

Population: 2.8 million (UN, 2012)

Area: 10,991 sq km (4,243 sq miles) 

Capital City: Kingston

Major language: English (official), English patois

Religious groups: Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Church of God, Baptist, New Testament Church of God, Church of God in Jamaica, Church of God of Prophecy, Anglican, Other Christian, Roman Catholic, Hinduism, Islam 

Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN) 

Monetary unit: 1 Jamaican dollar = 100 cents 

Climate: tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior

Main exports: Bauxite, alumina, garments, sugar, bananas, rum 

GNI per capita: US $4,800 (World Bank, 2010) 

Internet domain: .jm

International dialing code: +1876

No. of masajid: 15 (locations of some masajid are depicted on map above)

Jamaican Flag
Aerial  view of Kingston, the capital city

Islam In Jamaica

Islamic Council of Jamaica (Central Masjid)
Masjid Ar-Rahman in Spanish Town

The Muslim population is estimated to be about 5,000.  Officially, Islam was established on the island with the building of Masjid Ar-Rahman, the first official Masjid, in the old capital of Spanish Town in 1957. Today, the Islamic spirit is evident in a growing number of Masajids which currently stand at 15:

1)      Masjid Ar-Rahman, Windsor Road, Spanish Town

2)     Central Masjid, 24 Camp Road, Kingston

3)      Masjid As-Sabr, Albany, St. Mary

4)      Islamic Da’Wah Centre, McCatty Road, Montego Bay

5)      Masjid Al-Haqq, Newgreen Road, Mandeville

6)      Masjid Al-Hisaan, West End Road, Negril

7)      Masjid Al-Hussain, Three Miles River, Westmoreland

8)      Masjid An-Nur, Port Maria, St. Mary

9)      Masjid At-Taqwaa, Newell, St. Elizabeth

10)  Masjid Ibraheem, Riversdale

11)  Masjid Al-Hikmah, Main Street, Ocho Rios

12)  Masjid As-Salaam, 1 Leicester Avenue, Off Whitehall Avenue, Kingston 8

13)  Masjid Quba, 20 Main Street, Santa Cruz

14) Masjid Al-Azeez, Shop #5, 62 Tradeway, Portmore Central Plaza, Portmore

15) Masjid Al-Furqan, Huntley, Brown’s Town, St. Ann

 At present, there are only two (2) Islamic Schools for children ages 3 – 6 years old and one (1) Preparatory School that caters from Grades 1 – 6:

  • Islaamiyah Basic School, 24 Camp Road, Kingston
  • Masjid Ar-Rahman Kindergarten School, Windsor Road, Spanish Town
  • Madrasatul Bayt Institute, Windsor Road, Spanish Town

The Jamaican Muslim community needs many additional components to support the growth of Islam in Jamaica. This includes employment opportunities, educational institutions, financial institutions, halal restaurants, dawah centers and training facilities.

Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity

P.O. Box 100, Half Way Tree Post Office

Kingston 8, Jamaica

Telephone :

1-876-310-8100/ 1-876-402-4291

Fax : 1-876-908-0328

E-mail Address :

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