Islam in Taiwan
Islam in Taiwan is a slowly growing religion and represents about 0.3% of the population. There are around 60,000 Muslims in Taiwan, in which about 90% of them are of the Hui ethnic group. There are also more than 180,000 foreign Muslims working in Taiwan from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as other foreign Muslim nationals from more than 30 countries. As of June 2013, there are seven mosques throughout Taiwan (and one under construction), with the most notable being the Taipei Grand Mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Taiwan.Taiwanese Muslims, which mostly came from Chinese Muslims in Mainland China, are Sunni Muslims and mostly belong to the Hanafi school. Nevertheless, they practically face no problem at all with any of the visiting Muslims from other schools. Differences are more a matter of mutual curiosity rather than conflict. Annually, Taipei Grand Mosque reports an estimated 100 converts at their mosque and Taipei Cultural Mosque reports 50 converts at their mosque.