Saturday, October 23, 2004

Islam - largest world religion...and growing

Islam was founded by the Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), who have received the divine book of Islam, the Quran from Allah Almighty (God) 610 A.D. Islam an Arabic word for submission to Allah Almighty maintains that Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is the last in a long line of messengers of Allah Almighty preceded by Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus peace be upon him. In addition to being devoted to the Quran, followers of Islam are Muslims are devoted to the worship of Allah Almighty through the Five Pillars: the statement "There is no god but Allah Almighty and Muhammad is his messenger" prayer, conducted five times a day while facing Mecca; the giving of alms; the keeping of the fast of Ramadan during the ninth month of the Muslim year; and the making of a pilgrimage at least once to Mecca, if possible. The Divine book (code of law) of Islam is Quran.

Muslim countries: where Islam is declared as a state religion:-

Counrty Population


Afghanistan ................99%
Indonesia ................92%
Albania ................72%
Iran ................98%
Azerbaijan ................94%
Jordan ................96%
Bahrain ................100%
Kazakhstan ................50%
Bangladesh ................88%
Kurdistan ................96%
Bosnia ................50%
Kyrgyzstan ................75%
Brunei ................67%
Kuwait ................85%
Burkina Faso ................50%
Lebanon ................ 75%
Chad ................ 55%
Libya ................ 97%
Chechnya ................ ? %
Maldives ................100%
Dagestan ................ 88%
Mauritania ................100%
Djibouti ................ 94%
Malaysia ................ 90%
Egypt ................ 94%
Mali ................ 99%
Ethiopia ................ 50%
Morocco ................ 99%
Nigeria ................ 50%
Niger ................ 98%
Oman ................ 85%
Sierra Leone ................100%
Palestine ................ ? %
Somalia ................ 100%
Pakistan ................ 97%
Sudan ................ 70%
Qatar ................ 95%
Syria ................ 86%
Senegal ................ 50%
Tajikistan ................ 85%
Saudi Arabia ................ 50%
Turkey ................ 99%
Tunisia ................ 98%
Turkmenistan ................ 89%
Uzbekistan ................ 88%
UAE ................100%
Yemen ................ 99%
Zanzibar ................ 91%




Islamic organizations:-

^ The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
^ The World Assembly of Moslem Youth (WAMY)
^ The Islamic Relief
^ The Islamic Development Bank
^ Internet Islamic University
^ IIASA - Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences
^ Islamic Human Rights Commission
^ Muslim Observer ^ Aljazeera TV website
^ Islamic occasion
^ Islam Fundamental Beliefs

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