Muslim Majority Countries 2020

Islam is an Abrahamic, monotheistic faith. Scholars date its creation to the 7th century, but its roots are believed to date back further. Islam is regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah. Followers of the Islamic faith are Muslims.

The Quran is Islam's religious text, which Muslims believe to be God's verbatim words and the teaching and normative examples of Muhammad. Muslims also follow a legal system known as Sharia Law, which a faith-cased code of conduct instructing Muslims how to live in almost every aspect of their lives.

Muslims follow five fundamental pillars that are essential to their faith:

  • Shahada: to declare one's faith in God and belief in Muhammad
  • Salat: to pray five times per day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening
  • Zakat: to give to those in need
  • Saw: to fast during Ramadan
  • Hajj: to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during a person's lifetime if the person can

Islam is the world's second-largest religion, with over 1.9 billion Muslims. It is also the world's fastest-growing religion. The Islam population is mainly split between 1.5 billion Sunni Muslims and 240-340 million Shia Muslims with some others belonging to smaller denominations.

The Muslim population in each country varies greatly. A Muslim-majority country is a nation where the religion of Islam is widespread. These nations are collectively known as the Muslim world or the Islamic world. There are no universal rules that identify what makes a Muslim-majority country. However, many people go by the standard that a Muslim population of more than 50% constitutes a Muslim-majority nation.

According to the Pew Research Center, there are a total of 50 Muslim-majority nations in the world. However, according to World Atlas, there are 45 Islamic countries. Further data shows that these nations contribute about 8% of the world's nominal GDP. The region with the most Muslims is the Middle East-North Africa region. Other areas with large percentages of Muslims include Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia-Oceania. Smaller percentages live in the Americas and Europe.

Indonesia has the highest Muslim population 229 million, followed by Pakistan with 200 million and india with 195 million.

Muslim Majority Countries 2020

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Muslim Majority Countries 2020

Country Muslim Population Population 2020 Muslim % of Total Population Muslim % of World Population
Indonesia229,000,000273,523,61587.20%12.70%
Pakistan200,400,000220,892,34096.50%11.10%
India195,000,0001,380,004,38514.20%10.90%
Bangladesh153,700,000164,689,38390.40%9.20%
Nigeria99,000,000206,139,58949.60%5.30%
Egypt87,500,000102,334,40492.35%4.90%
Iran82,500,00083,992,94999.40%4.60%
Turkey79,850,00084,339,06799.20%4.60%
Algeria41,240,91343,851,04499.00%2.70%
Sudan39,585,77743,849,26097.00%1.90%
Iraq38,465,86440,222,49395.70%1.90%
Morocco37,930,98936,910,56099.00%2.00%
Ethiopia35,600,000114,963,58833.90%1.80%
Afghanistan34,836,01438,928,34699.60%1.80%
Saudi Arabia31,878,00034,813,87197.10%1.60%
China28,127,5001,439,323,7761.73%1.60%
Yemen27,784,49829,825,96499.10%1.50%
Uzbekistan26,550,00033,469,20396.50%1.70%
Niger21,101,92624,206,64498.30%1.00%
Russia20,000,000145,934,46213.50%1.00%
Tanzania19,426,81459,734,21835.20%0.80%
Mali17,508,39820,250,83395.00%0.80%
Syria16,700,00017,500,65893.00%1.00%
Malaysia16,318,35532,365,99961.30%1.10%
Senegal15,112,72116,743,92796.10%0.80%
Kazakhstan13,158,67218,776,70770.20%0.50%
Dr Congo12,792,15389,561,40310.00%0.10%
Burkina Faso12,141,76920,903,27361.50%0.60%
Ivory Coast11,265,78926,378,27442.90%0.50%
Tunisia11,190,00011,818,61999.80%0.60%
Somalia10,978,00015,893,22299.80%0.60%
Guinea10,563,17113,132,79589.10%0.50%
Jordan10,165,57710,203,13497.20%0.40%
Azerbaijan9,735,07410,139,17796.90%0.50%
Chad9,183,20716,425,86458.00%0.40%
Philippines7,913,542109,581,0788.00%0.45%
Cameroon7,692,28926,545,86330.00%0.40%
Tajikistan7,621,7009,537,64596.70%0.40%
Libya6,551,8716,871,29297.00%0.40%
Sierra Leone6,067,7067,976,98378.60%0.30%
France5,720,00065,273,5118.80%0.30%
Kenya5,500,00053,771,29611.20%0.20%
Uganda5,435,23445,741,00714.00%0.30%
Ghana5,058,44431,072,94018.00%0.20%
Turkmenistan4,830,0006,031,20093.30%0.30%
Germany4,750,00083,783,9425.70%0.20%
Kyrgyzstan4,679,4366,524,19580.00%0.30%
United Arab Emirates4,615,0819,890,40276.00%0.20%
Palestine4,298,0005,101,41497.50%0.30%
United Kingdom4,130,00067,886,0116.30%0.20%
Malawi3,968,51219,129,95220.00%0.10%
Mauritania3,840,4294,649,658100.00%0.20%
Mozambique3,830,06331,255,43517.90%0.30%
Lebanon3,519,7436,825,44557.70%0.20%
United States3,450,000331,002,6511.10%0.20%
Benin3,141,31912,123,20027.70%0.14%
Cambodia3,125,40116,718,9651.90%0.00%
Thailand3,000,00069,799,9784.30%0.20%
Italy2,987,84060,461,8264.80%0.10%
Eritrea2,630,0003,546,42143.80%0.10%
Madagascar2,568,36127,691,01810.00%0.00%
South Sudan2,464,68311,193,72520.00%0.00%
Oman2,427,0005,106,62685.90%0.20%
Myanmar2,391,76754,409,8004.30%0.10%
Kuwait2,175,6844,270,57174.60%0.20%
Sri Lanka2,105,00021,413,2499.70%0.10%
Gambia2,002,7432,416,66895.70%0.10%
Bosnia And Herzegovina1,955,0843,280,81950.70%0.10%
Albania1,797,6452,877,79758.80%0.10%
Togo1,593,0118,278,72420.00%0.10%
Qatar1,566,7862,881,05377.50%0.10%
Israel1,516,4828,655,53518.00%0.10%
Nepal1,292,90929,136,8084.20%0.10%
Burundi1,184,45211,890,78410.00%0.00%
Spain1,180,00046,754,7782.60%0.10%
Canada1,148,21337,742,1543.20%0.10%
Bahrain1,063,2391,701,57573.70%0.00%
South Africa1,050,00059,308,6901.90%0.00%
Liberia961,9535,057,68120.00%0.00%
Netherlands880,00017,134,8725.10%0.10%
Belgium879,37711,589,6237.60%0.00%
Central African Republic861,7594,829,76715.00%0.00%
Bulgaria861,0156,948,44513.40%0.00%
Djibouti857,496988,00097.00%0.10%
Guinea Bissau826,7941,968,00145.10%0.00%
Comoros807,204869,60198.30%0.00%
Sweden800,00010,099,2658.10%0.00%
Singapore781,5585,850,34214.70%0.00%
Brazil767,583212,559,4170.36%0.00%
Austria712,0009,006,3988.00%0.00%
Ukraine695,00043,733,7621.70%0.00%
Australia650,00025,499,8842.60%0.00%
Greece613,40610,423,0545.70%0.00%
Western Sahara599,633597,33999.40%0.00%
Rwanda576,05412,952,2184.80%0.00%
Georgia527,0913,989,16710.70%0.00%
Switzerland440,0008,654,6225.20%0.00%
Argentina400,00045,195,7740.90%0.90%
Maldives386,193540,54498.40%0.00%
Brunei355,045437,47978.80%0.00%
Cyprus350,0001,207,35928.20%0.00%
Denmark313,7135,792,2025.40%0.00%
Hong Kong295,7467,496,9814.10%0.00%
Mayotte253,439272,81597.00%0.00%
Mauritius236,0201,271,76817.30%0.00%
Serbia221,4608,737,3713.10%0.00%
Gabon211,9032,225,73410.00%0.00%
Japan185,000126,476,4610.10%0.00%
Zambia168,87718,383,9551.00%0.00%
Mongolia150,0003,278,2905.00%0.00%
Finland150,0005,540,7202.70%0.00%
Norway142,5005,421,2415.70%0.00%
Romania136,50019,237,6910.65%0.00%
Swaziland129,2301,160,16410.00%0.00%
Venezuela125,21628,435,9400.40%0.00%
Montenegro122,849628,06619.10%0.00%
Republic Of The Congo107,9975,518,0872.00%0.00%
Zimbabwe100,00014,862,9240.70%0.00%
Colombia96,33750,882,8910.20%0.00%
Vietnam96,16097,338,5790.10%0.00%
Angola90,00032,866,2720.30%0.00%
Suriname83,400586,63213.90%0.00%
Equatorial Guinea79,7451,402,98510.00%0.00%
Trinidad And Tobago78,0001,399,4885.80%0.00%
Slovenia73,5682,078,9383.60%0.00%
Belarus72,5009,449,3230.75%0.00%
Ireland70,9524,937,7861.40%0.00%
Portugal65,00010,196,7090.40%0.00%
Croatia64,0574,105,2671.50%0.00%
Taiwan60,00023,816,7750.30%0.00%
Fiji58,355896,4456.30%0.00%
Guyana55,000786,5527.30%0.00%
Hungary50,0009,660,3510.50%0.00%
New Zealand41,0004,822,2330.90%0.00%
Reunion36,364895,3124.20%0.00%
South Korea35,00051,269,1850.10%0.00%
Honduras30,0009,904,6070.30%0.00%
Panama25,0004,314,7670.70%0.00%
Luxembourg18,172625,9783.00%0.00%
Moldova15,0004,033,9630.40%0.00%
Czech Republic15,00010,708,9810.15%0.00%
Malta11,675441,5432.60%0.00%
Cape Verde11,367555,9872.00%0.00%
Cuba11,11611,326,6160.10%0.00%
Slovakia10,8665,459,6420.15%0.00%
Namibia9,6542,540,9050.40%0.00%
Botswana8,9962,351,6270.40%0.00%
New Caledonia7,000285,4982.80%0.00%
Poland6,79637,846,6110.02%0.00%
Sao Tome And Principe5,931219,1593.00%0.00%
Jamaica5,6242,961,1670.20%0.00%
Mexico5,500128,932,7530.01%0.00%
Haiti5,00011,402,5280.00%0.00%
Barbados4,396287,3751.50%0.00%
Chile4,00019,116,2010.00%0.00%
Armenia3,0382,963,2430.10%0.00%
Lesotho3,0002,142,2490.10%0.00%
Lithuania3,0002,722,2890.10%0.00%
North Korea3,00025,778,8160.10%0.00%
French Guiana2,400298,6820.90%0.00%
Andorra2,22877,2652.60%0.00%
Liechtenstein2,05038,1285.40%0.00%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines2,000110,9401.70%0.00%
Guadeloupe2,000400,1240.40%0.00%
Latvia2,0001,886,1980.15%0.00%
El Salvador2,0006,486,2050.00%0.00%
Papua New Guinea2,0008,947,0240.00%0.00%
Dominican Republic2,00010,847,9100.00%0.00%
Bolivia2,00011,673,0210.00%0.00%
Estonia1,5081,326,5350.00%0.00%
Guatemala1,20017,915,5680.00%0.00%
Gibraltar1,15033,6914.00%0.00%
Seychelles1,03698,3471.10%0.00%
Timor Leste1,0001,318,4450.10%0.00%
Puerto Rico1,0002,860,8530.00%0.00%
Nicaragua1,0006,624,5540.00%0.00%
Paraguay1,0007,132,5380.00%0.00%
Laos1,0007,275,5600.00%0.00%
Vatican City8010.00%0.00%
Tokelau1,3570.00%0.00%
Niue1,6260.00%0.00%
Falkland Islands3,4800.00%0.00%
Montserrat4,9920.10%0.00%
Saint Pierre And Miquelon5,7940.20%0.00%
Nauru10,8240.00%0.00%
Wallis And Futuna11,2390.00%0.00%
Tuvalu11,7920.10%0.00%
Anguilla15,0030.60%0.00%
Cook Islands17,5640.00%0.00%
Palau18,0940.00%0.00%
British Virgin Islands30,2311.20%0.00%
San Marino33,9310.00%0.00%
Turks And Caicos Islands38,7170.00%0.00%
Monaco39,2420.80%0.00%
Faroe Islands48,8630.00%0.00%
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,1990.30%0.00%
American Samoa55,1910.00%0.00%
Greenland56,7700.00%0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands57,5590.70%0.00%
Marshall Islands59,1900.00%0.00%
Bermuda62,2781.00%0.00%
Cayman Islands65,7220.20%0.00%
Dominica71,9860.20%0.00%
Isle Of Man85,0330.20%0.00%
Antigua And Barbuda97,9290.30%0.00%
United States Virgin Islands104,4250.10%0.00%
Tonga105,6950.00%0.00%
Aruba106,7660.40%0.00%
Grenada112,5230.30%0.00%
Micronesia115,0230.00%0.00%
Kiribati119,4490.00%0.00%
Guam168,7750.00%0.00%
Saint Lucia183,6270.10%0.00%
Samoa198,4140.00%0.00%
French Polynesia280,9080.00%0.00%
Vanuatu307,1450.00%0.00%
Iceland341,2430.20%0.00%
Martinique375,2650.20%0.00%
Bahamas393,2440.10%0.00%
Belize397,6280.20%0.00%
Macau649,3350.10%0.00%
Solomon Islands686,8840.00%0.00%
Bhutan771,6080.20%0.00%
Uruguay3,473,7300.00%0.00%
Costa Rica5,094,1180.00%0.00%
Ecuador17,643,0540.00%0.00%
Peru32,971,8540.00%0.00%