New Report Estimates Approximately 1.57 Billion Muslims Today

October 8, 2009

Global (ChattahBox) – A new report based on three years of intense research has found that there are over one and a half billion Muslims today, 60% of which are living in Asia.

Among other findings are the fact that 20% live in North Africa and the Middle East, nearly 90% are Sunni, and 300 million live in countries where another religion – such as Christianity, Hindi, or Judaism – is dominant.

The study was conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and used data from 232 countries.

This is the first in a series of reports planned on major world religions.



One Response to “New Report Estimates Approximately 1.57 Billion Muslims Today”

  1. Qumail hussain on October 12th, 2009 3:21 am

    Aslam allukun,
    My name is Qumail Hussain, and i am from kashmir.
    my age is 18 years.
    I belongs to a Shia comittee and my question is that;
    why sunni brothers are saying that shia people are kafir.
    we are also the followers of the Prophet Mohammad(S.A.W),resites the five times namaz(pray),read the Holy Quran,paying the zakath,khomus, and also performing the Hajh.
    we also follows Imam Ali(A.S) AND OTHER REMAINING IMAMS,who teaches us the way ,how to perform the religion like ISLAM,occording to the prophet MOHAMMAD (S.A.W).
    I want to know that is sunni brothers following THE ISLAM more than us.
    How they can say us kafir when they donot know the basic things of the islam.

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