Numbers. Sunnis are a majority in most Muslim communities in China and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, most of the Arab World, Turkey and among Muslims in the United States wherein there are approximately 10 to 15% Shi’a%.
What countries are Sunni and Shia?
Of the total Muslim population, 87–90% are Sunni and 10–13% are Shi’a. Most Shi’as (between 68% and 80%) live in mainly four countries: Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Iraq. Furthermore, there are concentrated Shi’a populations in Lebanon, Russia, Pakistan, and 10 sub-Saharan African countries.
How many Sunni countries are there in the world?
Shias comprise a majority in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Bahrain, and a plurality in Lebanon, while Sunnis make up the majority of more than forty countries from Morocco to Indonesia.
Is Egypt Sunni?
The Middle Eastern countries with the greatest proportion of Sunnis are Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, with Sunnis making up 90% or more of the population. Shia make up roughly 10% of all Muslims, and globally their population is estimated between 154 to 200 million, according to a 2009 report from the Pew Forum.
Can Shia and Sunni marry?
It can apply to marriage (the nikah mut’ah) or to the Hajj (the obligatory pilgrimage) (the Mut’ah of Hajj). Mut’ah is a sensitive area of disagreement between those who follow Sunni Islam (for whom nikah mut’ah is forbidden) and those who follow Shia Islam (for whom nikah mut’ah is allowed).
Is Saudi Arabia mostly Sunni or Shia?
The official form of Islam is Sunni of the Hanbali school, in its Salafi version. According to official statistics 90% of Saudi Arabian citizens are Sunni Muslims, 10% are Shia. (More than 30% of the population is made up of foreign workers who are predominantly but not entirely Muslim.)
Is Dubai Shia or Sunni?
90% of the Emirati population are Sunni Muslims. The remainder 10% are Shia, who are concentrated in the Emirates of Dubai and Sharjah.
Which religion is most in the world?
Adherents in 2020
Does Shia go to Hajj?
In 2009 a group of Shiites on their way to perform hajj pilgrimage (one of the five pillars of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform once in their lives) in Mecca were arrested by Saudi religious police due to the involvement in a protest against the Saudi government.
What country is the home of Islam?
Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam, and most of its natives are adherents of the majority Sunni branch.
What religion is in Egypt?
Islam is the official religion in Egypt.
What is the main difference between Sunni and Shia?
The primary difference in practice comes in that Sunni Muslims mainly rely on the Sunnah, a record of the teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad to guide their actions while the Shiites more heavily on their ayatollahs, whom they see as a sign of God on earth.
Can Shias get tattoos?
Shia Ayatollahs Ali al-Sistani and Ali Khamenei believe there are no authoritative Islamic prohibitions on tattoos. The Quran does not mention tattoos or tattooing at all.
What are the beliefs of Shia Muslims?
Shi’a Muslims believe that imams are leaders appointed by God to be Muhammad’s successors. Shi’a Muslims believe that imams are inspired by God, are without sin and are infallible, which means that they can interpret the teachings of the Qur’an without making any errors.