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Population of Muslims around the world

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Islam happens to be the second largest and widely practiced religion in the world and it is also one of the fastest growing religions. Currently, there are over 1.7 billion Islamic followers in the world. The religion founded by Prophet Muhammad is based on the holy Quran. Followers of Islam are called Muslims.

It is believed according to history that the practice of Islam began in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia during the early 7th century AD. Around that time, Prophet Muhammad began to share the message of Islam and thereby gathered many followers and today we see some of his followers have written down his revelations in the Holy Quran.

After the death of Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic religion began to spread like wildfire to different parts of the world. Today, we will be looking at the countries with the highest number of Islam in the world.

1. South Asia
507,000,000

2. North Africa
321,869,000

3. South-East Asia
257,000,000

4. Sub-Saharan Africa
242,544,000

5. Indonesia
204,847,000

6. Pakistan
178,000,000

7. India
172,000,000

8. Bangladesh
145,607,000

9. Nigeria
93,839,000

10. Iran
74,819,000

11. Turkey
74,660,000

12. Egypt
73,800,000

13. Central Asia
54,000,000

14. Europe
44,138,000

15. Algeria
40,400,000

16. Sudan
39,027,950

17. Morocco
32,381,000

18. Iraq
31,108,000

19. Afghanistan
29,047,100

20. Uzbekistan
26,833,000

21. Saudi Arabia
25,493,000

22. Ethiopia
25,037,646

23. Yemen
24,023,000

24. China
22,000,000

25. Syria
20,895,000

26. Niger
19,502,214

27. Tanzania
19,426,814

28. Malaysia
17,139,000

29. Mali
15,667,704

30. Senegal
14,584,931

31. Burkina Faso
11,270,000

32. Tunisia
11,190,000

33. Russia
9,400,000

34. Somalia
9,231,000

35. Kazakhstan
8,887,000

36. Azerbaijan
8,795,000

37. Guinea
8,693,000

38. Ivory Coast
7,960,000

39. Chad
7,827,653

40. Tajikistan
7,006,000

41. Jordan
6,397,000

42. Libya
6,325,000

43. Philippines
5,896,000

44. Mozambique
5,340,000

45. Americas
5,256,000

46. Uganda
5,030,000

47. France
5,020,000

48. Cameroon
4,940,000

49. Kyrgyzstan
4,927,000

50. Ghana
4,914,000

51. Turkmenistan
4,830,000

52. Palestine
4,298,000

53. Mauritania
4,171,633

54. Sierra Leone
4,171,000

55. Thailand
3,952,000

56. Congo
3,648,267

57. United Arab Emirates
3,577,000

58. United Kingdom
3,106,368

59. Kenya
2,868,000
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