|Muslim percentage of total population||71.4%||2014|
|Muslim population||30.86 million||2014|
|Religions||Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%||2008|
|All||Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)||2006|
How many Muslims are in South Sudan?
The most recent Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life report from December 2012 estimated that in 2010, there were 610,000 Muslims in South Sudan, comprising 6.2% of the country’s population.
How many Christians are in North Sudan?
About 100,000 people or 0.25% of the population belong to various Protestant denominations in northern Sudan. Catholicism is practised by some thousand followers north of Sudan’s capital. A 2015 study estimates some 30,000 Muslim converted to Christianity in Sudan, most of them belonging to some form of Protestantism.
When did Sudan convert to Islam?
Although Christianity had been introduced into Sudan in the third or fourth centuries, around AD 640, Islam came to Sudan.
Is Sudan Shia or Sunni?
The vast majority of Muslims in Sudan adhere to Sunni Islam of Maliki school of jurisprudence, deeply influenced with Sufism. There are also some Shia communities in Khartoum, the capital. The most significant divisions occur along the lines of the Sufi brotherhoods.
What is the main religion in Darfur?
Almost everyone in Darfur and Blue Nile is Muslim, regardless of whether they support the rebels or the government or dislike both.
Is Sudan an Arab nation?
Sudan is part of the contemporary Arab world—encompassing North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant—with deep cultural and historical ties to the Arabian Peninsula that trace back to ancient times.
When did Nubia convert to Islam?
The proliferation of Islamic influence was largely a gradual process. The Christian kingdoms of Nubia were the first to experience Arab incursion starting in the 7th century. They held out through the Middle Ages until the Kingdom of Makuria and Old Dongola both collapsed in the early 14th century.
What is Sufi Islam?
Sufism may be best described as Islamic mysticism or asceticism, which through belief and practice helps Muslims attain nearness to Allah by way of direct personal experience of God.
What religion is in Egypt?
Islam is the official religion in Egypt.
Is Egypt mostly Sunni or Shiite?
While almost all of Egypt’s Muslims are Sunni, there are a small number of Shia. (Estimates of their number range from 800,000 to “at most” three million.)