Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Cuban Muslim Roots in Sierra Leone?

A group of Cuban villagers ( Ganga-Longoba of Perico) traced their roots to a small village in Sierra Leone. It's great news that these Cuban villagers have traced their roots to their ancestors' homeland but the question now is, were these ancestors in Sierra Leone Muslims? This question also extends to all the Cubans of African descent, they need to look into whether their ancestors were Muslims.

The Ganga in Cuba originating from the area of Africa which is now Sierra Leone would suggest that other Cubans came from this region in Africa too. It gets more interesting as the majority of people in Sierra Leone are indeed Muslims, thus suggesting many of the Cubans of Sierra Leone could have Muslim ancestry:

Followers of Islam constitute the majority of the population of Sierra Leone, while Christians form a significant minority. The Pew Research Center reports the 2004 census figure for the Muslim population at 71.3% (4,059,000).[110] Muslims are estimated to comprise 60% of Sierra Leone's population according to the US Department of State as of 2007,[111] while 20 to 30% are reported to be followers of Christianity, and 5 to 10% of the population practice indigenous animist beliefs. [Wikipaedia]

All Non-Muslim Cubans should use this as an impetus to study Islam with an open heart. In the Americas, the estimation of African slaves who were Muslims was up to 20%:

Black and Arab Inter-marriage at time of Prophet Muhammed,p:

Here's a snip from the BBC news report on the Cuban Ganga:

Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village

For decades the Ganga-Longoba of Perico have been singing the same chants, a tradition passed down the generations.

But until recently this Afro-Cuban community knew little of the origin of the songs, or of their own ancestors.

Now, thanks to the work of an Australian academic, Cuba's Ganga believe their roots lie in a remote village in Sierra Leone from where it is thought their relatives were sold into slavery more than 170 years ago.

"When I first filmed the Ganga-Longoba, I believed their ceremonies were a mixture of many different ethnic groups," says historian Emma Christopher, of Sydney University.

"I had no idea that a large number of Ganga songs would come from just one village. I think that's extremely unusual," she says.

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Cubans invited to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

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