Sunni Countries 2022

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Sunni is the largest sect of Islam and is a religion that is followed by as many as 90% of the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. People that follow this branch of Islam are known as Sunnites or Sunnis. Sunnis have different beliefs from Shi’ites, followers of Shia Islam. Sunnis believe that the first four caliphs are the successors of Muhammad, while Shi’ites believe that Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, and his descendants are the leaders of the Muslims. Another big difference between the two is that Sunnis put more of an emphasis on the power of God in the material world, while Shi’ites put more emphasis on sacrifice and martyrdom.

There are many countries where Sunni is the dominant religion. Most notably is Algeria, where Sunni Islam is the religion of the state.) In this nation, approximately 99% of people practice this religion. Other nations where Sunni is the most popular religion include Afghanistan, Cocos Islands, Comoroas, Egypt, Iraq, jordan, Kuwait, Libya, the Maldives, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tahikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Sunni is also practiced in other nations but make up the minority in countries including Bahrain and Iran.

Sunni Countries 2022

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Sunni Countries 2022

Country % of Sunni Muslim % of Shia Muslim 2022 Population
Egypt99.90%0.10%110,990,103
Turkey99.90%0.10%85,341,241
Sudan99.90%0.10%46,874,204
Algeria99.90%0.10%44,903,225
Morocco99.90%0.10%37,457,971
Tunisia99.90%0.10%12,356,117
Jordan99.90%0.10%11,285,869
Libya99.90%0.10%6,812,341
Maldives99.90%0.10%523,787
Uzbekistan99.00%1.00%34,627,652
Somalia99.00%1.00%17,597,511
Comoros99.00%1.00%836,774
Tajikistan90.00%10.00%9,952,787
Pakistan87.50%12.50%235,824,862
Afghanistan87.50%12.50%41,128,771
Saudi Arabia85.00%15.00%36,408,820
Syria80.00%20.00%22,125,249
Yemen65.00%35.00%33,696,614
Lebanon52.00%48.00%5,489,739
Iraq32.50%67.50%44,496,122
Iran7.50%92.50%88,550,570

Sunni Countries 2022

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