The first Muslims to arrive in Barbados was about a century ago in 1913 when a silk merchant Abdul Rohul Amin arrived to Barbados from West Bengal. Following him several Bengalis arrived and they stayed at a house on the Wellington Street and some lived at the Milk Market and Tudor Street. Many of these travelers married Barbadian ladies and had families in Barbados.
After the Bengalis it was the Muslims from villages in Gujarat, India started arriving to Barbados. It is accounted that the first Gujarati Muslims arrived in 1929. Many of these Gujarati Muslims settled around Tudor Street and this encouraged other Gujarati Muslims to travel to Barbados. Many of them even managed to set up businesses around the Tudor and Swan Street.
Today the Muslim population of the area mainly comprises of descendants from the early immigrants. There are also many migrants from South Asia, Middle East, Guyana and Trinidad.
Many Muslims of Barbados reside in Bridgetown around the Tudor and Swan Street where visitors to Barbados can find some Muslim businesses too.
Today there are five places of congregational prayers in Barbados and each Masaajid has its own administrative committee.
Barbados has several actively functioning Islamic groups and organizations. To name a few:
The Barbados Muslim Association: