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Islam In Indonesia
Islam
Islam
is the most adhered religion in Indonesia, with 87.2% of Indonesian population identifying themselves as Muslim
Muslim
in 2010 estimate.[1][2] I
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Islam By Country
Adherents of Islam
Islam
constitute the world's second largest religious group
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Islam In Niger
Islam in Niger
Niger
accounts for the vast majority of the nation's religious adherents. The faith is practiced by more than 94% of the population,[1] although this figure varies by source and percentage of the population who are classified as Animist. The vast majority of Muslims in Niger
Niger
are Malikite Sunni
Sunni
with Sufi
Sufi
influences. Many of the communities who continue to practice elements of traditional religions do so within a framework of syncretic Islamic belief, making agreed statistics difficult. Islam in Niger, although dating back more than a millennium, gained dominance over traditional religions only in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and has been marked by influences from neighboring societies. Sufi
Sufi
brotherhoods have become the dominant Muslim
Muslim
organization, like much of West Africa
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Islam In Liberia
Islam in Liberia
Liberia
is practiced by an estimated 12.2% of the population.[1] The vast majority of Liberian Muslims are Malikite Sunni, with sizeable Shia
Shia
and Ahmadiyya
Ahmadiyya
minorities.[2] The primary Muslim ethnic groups are the Vai and Mandingo but also Gbandi, Kpelle and other ethnic groups.[3] Historically, Liberian Muslims have followed a relaxed and liberal form of Islam that is heavily influenced by indigenous religions that were integrated into Islam when it came to Liberia
Liberia
in the 16th century with the collapse of the Songhai Empire
Songhai Empire
in Mali. Islamic religious practices vary in cities and towns across the country. Younger Liberian Muslims, particularly in the cities along the coast, tend to be more secular but still practice Islam in everyday life
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Islam In Libya
Most Libyans adhere to the Sunni
Sunni
branch of Islam, which provides both a spiritual guide for individuals and a keystone for government policy. Its tenets stress a unity of religion and state rather than a separation or distinction between the two, and even those Muslims
Muslims
who have ceased to believe fully in Islam
Islam
retain Islamic habits and attitudes. The post-revolution National Transitional Council
National Transitional Council
has explicitly endeavored to reaffirm Islamic values, enhance appreciation of Islamic culture, elevate the status of Qur'anic law and, to a considerable degree, emphasize Qur'anic practice in everyday Libyan life with legal implementation in accordance to Islamic jurisprudence known as sharia
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Islam In Madagascar
Islam
Islam
has been well established in what is now known as Madagascar
Madagascar
for centuries and today Muslims represent 7% of the population.[1] Vast majority of Muslims in Madagascar
Madagascar
practice Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
of the Shafi school of jurisprudence, with a smaller population of Ahmadis who first established themselves in the country in the 1980s,[2] and the increasingly harassed, by Sunni fundamentalists, Shia Muslims.[3]Contents1 History1.1 Settlement of Arabs 1.2 Colonization and Independence2 ReferencesHistory[edit] Settlement of Arabs[edit] Further information: Sorabe alphabet Beginning in the 10th or 11th century, Arab
Arab
and Zanzibari
Zanzibari
ivory merchants working their way down the east coast of Africa in their dhows and established settlements on the west coast of Madagascar
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Islam In Malawi
Islam
Islam
is the second largest religion in Malawi
Malawi
after Christianity. Nearly all of Malawi's Muslims adhere to Sunni Islam.[1] Though difficult to assess,[2] according to the CIA Factbook, in 2008 about 12.8% of the country's population was Muslim;[3] such a lower figure is rejected by
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Islam In Mauritania
Virtually all Mauritanians are Sunni
Sunni
Muslims. They adhere to the Maliki
Maliki
madhhab, one of the four Sunni
Sunni
schools of law. Since independence in 1960, Mauritania
Mauritania
has been an Islamic republic. The Constitutional Charter of 1985 declares Islam
Islam
the state religion and sharia the law of the land.Contents1 History 2 Sufi brotherhoods 3 Indigenous traditions 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] Islam
Islam
first spread southward into West Africa, including Mauritania, with the movement of Muslim traders and craftsmen and later with the founders of Islamic brotherhoods
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Islam In Mauritius
Muslims
Muslims
constitute over 17.3 per cent of Mauritius
Mauritius
population.[1] Muslims
Muslims
of Mauritius
Mauritius
are mostly of Indian descent. Muslims
Muslims
arrived to Mauritius
Mauritius
during the British regime starting from 1810 as large scale indentured slaves from India. Mauritius
Mauritius
got independence during 1968 and there was no state religion in Mauritius
Mauritius
defined in the constitution
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Islam In Morocco
Islam
Islam
is the largest religion in Morocco, with more than 99% of the population adhering to it. The vast majority of Muslims in Morocco
Morocco
are Sunni
Sunni
belonging to the Maliki
Maliki
school of jurisprudence.Contents1 History 2 Practice 3 References 4 See alsoHistory[edit] Islam
Islam
was first brought to Morocco
Morocco
in 680 by an Arab
Arab
invasion under the Uqba ibn Nafi, who was a general serving under the Umayyads
Umayyads
of Damascus. In 788, The Zaydi Shia
Zaydi Shia
Idrisids
Idrisids
ruled large parts of Morocco. Their contemporaries included the heretical Barghawata
Barghawata
state and the Khariji
Khariji
state of Sijilmasa
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Islam In Mozambique
Islam
Islam
in Mozambique
Mozambique
is the religion of approximately 17.9% of the total population.[1] The vast majority of Mozambican Muslims are Sunni belonging to Shafi
Shafi
school of jurisprudence, although some Ismaili Shiite Muslims are also registered. The Muslims consists primarily of indigenous Mozambicans, citizens of South Asian
South Asian
(Indian and Pakistani) descent, and a very small number of North African and Middle Eastern immigrants.A mosque in Mozambique
Mozambique
IslandContents1 Pre-colonial history 2 Colonial history 3 Modern Mozambique 4 Prominent Mozambican Muslims 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksPre-colonial history[edit] Mozambique
Mozambique
has long historic ties with the Muslim world
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Islam In Namibia
Namibia
Namibia
is home to a small but growing Muslim community. Number of Muslims[edit] While in 2009 insiders estimated the number of Muslims to be between 3,000 and 5,000 people,[1] in 2011 it was estimated to be 9,000 Muslims,[2] many of whom are Nama.[3] Islam
Islam
along with Judaism, Buddhism, and the Baha'i Faith, which make up the largest minority religions in Namibia, but combined account for less than 1% of the population of Namibia. Growth of Namibia's Muslim community[edit] Most of Namibia's Muslim community are members of the Namaqua ethnic group.[4] It is believed that this is mostly as a result of the efforts of a prominent politician among the Nama, Jacobs Salmaan Dhameer, who converted to Islam
Islam
in 1980.[4] The first mosque in the country, the Soweto Islamic Centre, was established 1986 and is located in Katutura
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Islam In Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigeria
has the largest Muslim
Muslim
population in West Africa, with the Pew Research Center estimating that it is between 48.5% (2010)[1] and 50.4% (2009).[2][3] The CIA
CIA
estimates 50%[4] while the BBC
BBC
estimates slightly over 50% (2007).[5] Muslims in Nigeria
Nigeria
are predominantly Sunni
Sunni
in the Maliki
Maliki
school, which is also the governing Sharia law.[citation needed] However, there is a significant Shia
Shia
minority, primarily in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto
Sokoto
states; (see Shia
Shia
in Nigeria). A smaller minority follow the Ahmadiyya, a reformatory sect originating in 19th-century India
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Islam In Kenya
Islam is the religion of approximately 11.1 percent [1] of the Kenyan population, or approximately 4.3 million people. The Kenyan coast is mostly populated by Muslims. Nairobi
Nairobi
has several mosques and a notable Muslim population. The vast majority of Muslims in Kenya
Kenya
follow the Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
of Shafi school of jurisprudence
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Islam In Rwanda
Islam
Islam
is the largest minority religion in Rwanda, practiced by 4.6% of the total population according to 2006 census.[1] Virtually all Muslims in Rwanda
Rwanda
are Sunni. Islam
Islam
was first introduced into Rwanda
Rwanda
by Muslim
Muslim
traders from the East Coast of Africa in the 18th century. Since its introduction, Muslims have been a minority in the territory, while the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Church, introduced to Rwandans during the colonial period in the late 19th century is the largest religion in the country. For the first time in its history in Rwanda, Islam
Islam
is accorded the same rights and freedoms as Christianity
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