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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Armenia. It presents essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and organisations. The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia has never conducted a census of Muslims or followers of any other religion in Armenia. Islam reached Armenia shortly after the foundation of the religion. There is a Council of National Minorities under the President of Armenia, coordinated by one of the advisors to the President. There are no officially registered Muslim organisations in Armenia, but there are organisations that carry out religious activities. There is a Shi'a mosque in the centre of Yerevan called the Blue Mosque. The only school that provides optional Islamic education is the Iranian School of the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Yerevan. There are at least two halal butchers in Yerevan.

Keywords: blue mosque; halal butchers; Islamic education; Muslims in Armenia



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