Hassan Abdul Gafur, one of the few thousand Muslims in Cuba, converted to Islam in 1994. Photographer Joan Alvado said the Muslims he met in Cuba were converts. "Many of them were Christians before or some other religion, or a few of them were atheists as well," Alvado said.
A child photo of Elsa Morales, a Cuban who converted to Islam two years ago and changed her name to Fatima.
Fatima, seen in her bedroom with an image of Jesus Christ in the background, is the only Muslim in her family.
Osman Reyes became a Muslim in June. He used to practice Santeria. He lives with his family on the outskirts of Camaguey, Cuba.
Muslim women gather for prayers. They meet every Friday in Havana's Marianao quarter.