Sunni Muslims account for 90% of Egypt’s total population, with Christians making up 9% and the remainder consisting of religious minorities such as Baha’is, Shiite and Sufi Muslims.
For a Gulf State, Bahrain is considered to have a great diversity of religions, owing partly to the large migrant population. 80% of the country is Muslim, 10% Christian and the remainder is a mixture of Hindus, Sikhs and other various South-East Asian religions.
RELIGION The state reports that 96 percent of Azerbaijan’s population are Muslim and that two thirds of this community are Shia. Christians, Jews, and Baha’is together make up the remaining four percent. Although the constitution protects freedom of religious expression, some government practices restrict freedom of worship. Members of groups the government considers “non-traditional”, including some Protestant denominations, face difficulties […]
Christianity has its origins in Algeria as early as the 2nd and 3rd centuries. In modern-day Algeria 99% of the population is Sunni Muslim, 1% is Christian or Jewish. Islam is the state religion, although the constitution provides for freedom of belief and practice of one’s religion.
Afghanistan’s population is an estimated 32 million, with almost 3 million refugees living in Pakistan and Iran. The country has one of the world’s lowest average life expectancies of 45 years. Crime and a seemingly perpetual state of warfare result in a turbulent and unpredictable way of life for many Afghans.