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Islam In Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
is constitutionally a secular state (but the government officially recognises only six formal religions), with ISLAM being the dominant religion in the country. Indonesia
Indonesia
also has a larger Muslim population than any other country in the world, with approximately 202.9 million identifying themselves as Muslim (87.2% of Indonesia's total population in 2011). Based on demographic statistics, 99% of Indonesian Muslims mainly follow the Shafi\'i school of Sunni
Sunni
jurisprudence , although when asked, 56% does not adhere to any specific denomination. There are around one million Shias (0.5%), who are concentrated around Jakarta
Jakarta
, and about 400,000 Ahmadi Muslims (0.2%)
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Islam In Cape Verde
ISLAM IN CAPE VERDE is a minority religion with a small but growing community. Most Muslims are immigrants from Senegal and other neighboring countries, and are active in small-scale commerce and souvenir trade. According to A Semana , Cape Verdean Muslims celebrate Muhammad\'s birthday through the country
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Religion In Eritrea
RELIGION IN ERITREA mainly consists of Abrahamic faiths . Since May 2002, the Eritrean government has officially recognized the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church , the Eritrean Catholic Church , the Evangelical Lutheran church, and Islam . All other faiths and denominations are in principle required to undergo a registration process; in practice they are not allowed to register. Among other things, the government's registration system requires religious groups to submit personal information on their membership to be allowed to worship . There are two major religions in Eritrea, Christianity and Islam . However, the number of adherents is subject to debate. In 2010, the United States Department of State (USDoS) estimated that 50% of the population was Muslim and around 48% was Christian. According to the Pew Research Center , around 62.9% of Eritrea's population in 2010 adhered to Christianity, and 31.2% followed Islam
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Islam In Tanzania
Islam
Islam
is the religion of about 35% of the people of Tanzania
Tanzania
. On the mainland, Muslim
Muslim
communities are concentrated in coastal areas, with some large Muslim
Muslim
majorities also in inland urban areas especially and along the former caravan routes. More than 99% of the population of the Zanzibar
Zanzibar
archipelago is Muslim
Muslim

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Religion In Benin
Religion in Benin (2002 census) Roman Catholicism (27.1%) Islam (24.4%) Vodun (17.3%) Other religion (15.5%) Protestantism (10.4%) Other Christian (5.3%) Baptism ceremony of the Celestial Church of Christ in Cotonou , Benin . Christianity is the most widely professed religion in Benin , with 42.8% of the nation's total population being members of various Christian denominations . According to the 2002 census, the population of Benin is 27.1% Catholic, 24.4% Muslim, 17.3% Vodoun, 10.4% Protestant (which includes Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, and other Protestant 2.2%), 5.3% of other Christian denominations, and 15.5% of other religions. There are Christians, Muslims, and adherents of African Traditional Religion throughout the country. However, most adherents of the traditional Yoruba religious group are in the south, while other African Traditional Religion beliefs are followed in the north
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Islam In Mauritius
MUSLIMS constitute over 17.3 per cent of Mauritius
Mauritius
population. 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
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 Mozambique
ISLAM IN MOZAMBIQUE is the religion of approximately 17.9% of the total population. The vast majority of Mozambican Muslims are Sunni belonging to 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
Island CONTENTS * 1 Pre-colonial history * 2 Colonial history * 3 Modern Mozambique
Mozambique
* 4 Prominent Mozambican Muslims * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Bibliography * 8 External links PRE-COLONIAL HISTORY Mozambique
Mozambique
has long historic ties with the Muslim world
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Islam In Namibia
NAMIBIA is home to a small but growing Muslim community. NUMBER OF MUSLIMSWhile in 2009 insiders estimated the number of Muslims to be between 3,000 and 5,000 people, in 2011 it was estimated to be 9,000 Muslims, many of whom are Nama. Islam
Islam
along with Judaism
Judaism
, Buddhism
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 COMMUNITYMost of Namibia's Muslim community are members of the Namaqua ethnic group. 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. The first mosque in the country, the Soweto Islamic Centre, was established 1986 and is located in Katutura
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Islam In Morocco
Islam
Islam
is the largest religion in Morocco
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 . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Practice * 3 References * 4 See also HISTORY Islam
Islam
was first brought to Morocco
Morocco
in 680 by an Arab
Arab
invasion under Uqba ibn Nafi , who was a general serving under the Umayyads
Umayyads
of Damascus
Damascus
. In 788, The Zaydi Shia Idrisids
Idrisids
ruled large parts of Morocco
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Islam In Mali
Muslims currently make up approximately 95 percent of the population of Mali
Mali
. The majority of Muslims in Mali
Mali
are Malikite Sunni , influenced with Sufism
Sufism
. Ahmadiyya
Ahmadiyya
and Shia branches are also present
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Islam In Libya
Most Libyans adhere to the Sunni
Sunni
branch of Islam
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
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 Liberia
ISLAM IN LIBERIA is practiced by an estimated 12.2% of the population. The vast majority of Liberian Muslims are Malikite Sunni , with sizeable Shia and Ahmadiyya
Ahmadiyya
minorities. The primary Muslim ethnic groups are the Vai and Mandingo but also Gbandi , Kpelle and other ethnic groups. 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 in Mali
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 Madagascar
ISLAM has been well established in what is now known as Madagascar for centuries and today Muslims represent 7% of the population. 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, and the increasingly harassed, by Sunni fundamentalists, Shia Muslims. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Settlement of Arabs * 1.2 Colonization and Independence * 2 References HISTORYSETTLEMENT OF ARABS Further information: Sorabe alphabet Beginning in the 10th or 11th century, Arabic
Arabic
and 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 is the second largest religion in MALAWI after Christianity
Christianity
. Nearly all of Malawi's Muslims adhere to Sunni Islam
Islam
. Though difficult to assess, according to the CIA Factbook
CIA Factbook
, in 2008 about 12.8% of the country's population was Muslim; such a lower figure is rejected by Muslim
Muslim
organisations in the country, who claim a figure of 30-35% (which is described as "wishful thinking" by Christian missionaries). According to the Malawi
Malawi
Religion Project run by the University of Pennsylvania, in 2010 approximately 25% of the population was Muslim, concentrated mostly in the Southern Region
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Islam In Niger
ISLAM IN NIGER accounts for the vast majority of the nation's religious adherents. The faith is practiced by more than 94% of the population, 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 Mauritania
Virtually all Mauritanians are Sunni
Sunni
Muslims
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. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Sufi brotherhoods * 3 Indigenous traditions * 4 See also * 5 References HISTORY Islam
Islam
first spread southward into West Africa
West Africa
, including Mauritania, with the movement of Muslim traders and craftsmen and later with the founders of Islamic brotherhoods
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