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Islam is the fastest growing religion and the second largest religion in the world

Population Wise

Muslims in Asia (1996) 1,022,692,000 (30%)
Muslims in Africa (1996)  426,282,000 (59%)
Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1996)  1,482,596,925
Total Number of People on the Earth (1996)   5,771,939,007

Percentage Wise

Percentage of Muslims (1996)  26%
Islam annual growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N. 6.40%
Christianity growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N.  1.46%

 

Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1998) 1,678,442,000
Expected Number of Muslims on the Earth (2000)  1,902,095,000

The growth of Islam

North America (1989-1998) 25%
Africa  2.15%
Asia 12.57%
Europe  142.35%
Latin America  -4.73%
Australia  257.01%

Among every four humans in the world, one of them is Muslim. Muslims have increased by over 235 percent in the last fifty years up to nearly 1.6 billion. By comparison, Christians have increased by only 47 percent, Hinduism, 117 percent, and Buddhism by 63 percent. Islam is the second largest religious group in France, Great Britain and USA (Muslims in USA are 10 millions and Jews are 6 millions). 

The number of the total population has been taken from The CIA World's Facts Book


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