Islam in Lesotho

The Muslim population of Lesotho in 2013 is about 3000 plus throughout the country. Most of the population are from South Asia ( India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka ), but there is also a significant population from the Middle East, such as Afghanistan. South Asian Muslims, being a more prominent and established community, settled in the country to conduct business and trade.[1] Their presence has been well noted since the early 1900s, when a few families migrated from Durban,Kwazulu-Natal. There are various mosques and prayer halls in Lesotho at the Capital City Maseru to Butha-Buthe and other places around geography of Lesotho. Jamaat Khana at Jackpot Market, Bus Stop Jamaat Khana and Thabong are the places where people offer their Friday Prayer in Maseru City. The vast majority of Muslims are Sunni. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community claims 350 members in the country.[2]


  1. Matope, Tsitsi. "Lesotho's Diverse cultures". Public Eye Online. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  2. Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosques Around the World. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 2008. pg. 107. ISBN 1-882494-51-2

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