Beautiful Mauritius – Muslims living as a minority in Mauritius

Mauritius is a wonderful island in the indian ocean where live some 18 % muslims.

Thanks to the sincere work of many, pre-primary, primary and secondary islamic schools have been established in the island. There are numerous masjids and madrassahs, halaal restaurants, islamic shops…

However, living as a minority poses many problems, especially identity crises.

Our islamic culture is marred by the majority and the exaggerated media exposure!!!

It is the duty of each individual to acquire true knowledge and to understand the fundamentals of his/her religion. It is the duty of each parent to teach  his/her children LOVE OF ALLAH.

Alhamdulillah, there are many converts to Islam. Many new muslims and muslimahs have committed themselves wholeheartedly to the sincere cause of islamising the world….

This task is huge in the sense that ignorance is the key word of defeat and failure. We need to unite our heart and pray Allah so that we may overcome our spiritual weaknesses in order to make Allah’s Deen prevail….

We need to be ummah oriented and decline the traps of self-centered thoughts and actions.We need to invite our fellow human brothers and sisters in our country towards the message of universality which is present in Islam. Islam is a full and complete system of life. It focuses on our life on this earth and the hereafter. How do we life? Why do we live? For whom do we devote our lives to? What is the purpose of this life?

If you think you can answer these questions with full confidentiality, then Al hamdulillah, you can be part of the dawah process 

[see our other articles on halal food in Mauritius, safety in Mauritius …]




  1. asqfish said,

    October 6, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Asalaam o alaikum!
    May Allah give you strength in your dawah!


  2. Ammaara said,

    October 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you for your support Asqfish.

    May Allah help you too, brother in islam


  3. lalyuf said,

    November 14, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    i dont think u feel bad for writting this matter\ to you openly-i like to know some full hijab muslimas of mauritius- widow or divorcee between 30 &40 years as here in india all people are double game people in purda practice and following islam.
    pl join my islamic site- i work very hard on propogation work looking for a wife very very faithful to Allah to support me in this work. and i can give good husbands love and affection as long i live-iam 53 years and hail/ healthy by the grace of Allah.


  4. Firoz said,

    April 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Hi there,

    I am visting Mauritus, can you please tell me of halal resturants in Grande Gaube and port Lois please?


    • ammaara said,

      June 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      first of all, many excuses for late reply. actually, in Port-Louis there are many restaurants and snacks esp. at Plaine Verte and Rue Desforges. However, at Grand Gaube, i dont think it will be easy to find one….


  5. Kader Ka said,

    July 4, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Mauritius (Mauritian Creole: Republik Moris; French: République de Maurice) is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 mi) east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of Cargados Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Réunion 200 km (120 mi) to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues 570 km (350 mi) to the northeast.

    The British took control during the Napoleonic Wars and Mauritius became independent from the UK in 1968. Mauritius’s area is 2040 km2 with Port Louis for capital. It is a parliamentary republic and is a member of the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the African Union, La Francophonie and the Commonwealth of Nations. Mauritius has an upper middle income economy.

    The main languages spoken in Mauritius are Mauritian Creole, French and English. English is the only official language but the lingua franca is Mauritian Creole and the newspapers and television programmes are usually in French.[8] Rodriguan Creole is a minority language and is spoken in certain parts of the country only. The country is composed of several ethnicities, including Asian, African, Chinese and French. The first European explorers found no indigenous people living on the island.

    The island of Mauritius is renowned for having been the only known home of the dodo. This bird was an easy prey to settlers due to its weight and inability to fly, and became extinct less than eighty years after the initial European colonization.

    for more:


  6. Ebrahim and Fatema said,

    July 24, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Salaam Sister, My wife and I would love to visit Mauritius. We are Canadians and are planning our trip after our Hajj alhumdulillah. Where should we be visiting when in Mauritius. Our preference would be around Muslims. We will be visiting for about 10-12 days. Please respond and many thanks and Allah give you strength in your deen.


    • ammaara said,

      July 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Wa alaikum salam brother. Thank you for your dua. May Allah Azzawajal accept this sincere dua from you. Ameen. I have answered you via your mail.

      Mauritius is easy to visit. if you will be in the north. there are buses who travel express to Port-Louis, the capital where you can go to Caudan Waterfront. There are lots of inexpensive shopping at Pagoda street, Plaine Verte and Rue Desforges. We will be happy to meet your wife and you insha Allah


  7. Aliya said,

    March 28, 2012 at 6:28 am

    As-salaamu-’alaykum i am in a differnt kind of situation and i really dont who where to seek help. I ve just converted to islam, ive been with a boy since 5years and we finally decided to get married but his family are against. He broke up suddenly with me and am pregnant for 3months. I was so happy to meet him, to be with him and i love islam but what he did to me is it right? who will give me justice?someone who needs help desperately


    • ammaara said,

      March 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Wa alaikum salam wa Rahmatullah dear sister. I am very sad to hear this. Of course, it is unfair to leave you in this situation.

      Simply, you know many Muslim parents are still ignorant. They do not accept new Muslims [reverts] as Muslims.

      They are ashamed when their sons marry reverts and this is against the practice of believers

      You can email me personally on

      and I will advise accordingly ? Or else, I can answer you on the email you gave insha Allah


  8. Abby said,

    November 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Salaams sister
    I am South African and I plan on visiting your country in December , I just wanted to find out if there are any shops that sell Islamic ladies clothing (cloaks and abayas) on the island


    • ammaara said,

      November 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      wa alaikum salam wa Rahmatullah

      Yes there are islamic shops especially if you come to Port-Louis [at Plaine Verte, Pagoda street] and Pamplemousses street which is near Pagoda
      insha Allah

      You have also some shops in the district of Rose-Hill Evershine Building
      insha Allah

      May your stay be pleasurable


  9. Sara said,

    September 28, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I’ve never been to Mauritius yet but I’d love to visit soon.


    • ammaara said,

      September 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      thanks Sara for your comment. Mauritius keeps on developing, so you may come anytime ; it’s getting more and more gorgeous


  10. Vimal somma said,

    June 4, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I wanna convert to islam and have my own family n child… thxs…

    Liked by 1 person

    • ammaara said,

      June 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Masha Allah congratulations for this wise decision. Are you from Mauritius? Do you want someone to talk to you about the procedures or advice? Please send your phone number to as soon as possible


  11. Fatima said,

    April 28, 2019 at 12:07 am

    I’ve been with my husband for 3 years, we have two children but he still refuses to convert to islam and my parents no longer speak to me
    What should I do??


    • ammaara said,

      May 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Bismillah. alhamdulillah for your beautiful family and kids. What is the religious belief of your husband?
      We will not focus on the does and don’ts here because the past is gone. Let us try to ponder about what can be done for the present and the future.
      (1) ask your parents to give you some time (2) think seriously how to raise your kids into Islam with islamic values, regular prayers [i don’t know how old they are]. (3) try to stick to some beautiful practices of islam that can be enacted on a regular basis (4) Give your husband time to see, analyse and reflect on the beauty of Islam (5) he should not practise anything that can be detrimental to the kids’ education (6) ask forgiveness to Allah every day with a sincere heart and ask Allah to make every thing easy for you and your children and to guide your husband’s heart towards the Truth (7) Read the dua Al Istighara regularly (8) let me know about the progress. you can write to me personally at


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