An Islam Primer: Everything you always wanted to know, from Islam’s ‘golden age’ to the meaning of ‘jihad.’

 

Quick Facts



2955630_f520Islam is the second-largest religion in the world. Religion estimated followers:

  • Christianity 1.9 billion
  • Islam 1.3 billion
  • Hinduism 900 million

There are two main branches of Islam:

  • Sunni 83%
  • Shi’ite 16%
  • Other 1%

Largest Muslim populations (in millions) by Country
Number of Muslims:

  • Indonesia 170.3
  • Pakistan 136
  • Bangladesh 106
  • India 103
  • Turkey 62.4
  • Iran 60.7
  • Egypt 53.7
  • Nigeria 47.7
  • China 37.1

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