Muslims arrived early in North America. By the eighteenth century, there were many Muslims in North America.
Great numbers of Americans have entered the fold
of Islam. They are from different classes: the rich, the poor, the
educated, and the illiterate. Today, there are about five and a half
million Muslims in the United States.1
(1) The World Almanac
and Book of Facts 1996, Famighetti, p. 644.