The world’s Muslim community is estimated to have reached a total of 2,008,047,567 this month, the Global Muslim Population website reported Today Friday, April 28, 2023.

Muslims, thus represent more than 25% of the global population of over 8 billion people, added the report, noting that Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity.

Islam is the official religion in 26 countries across Asia and Africa, said the report, adding that it is also the fastest-growing religion in the world.


A 2017 report by the Pew Research Center indicated that Muslims are “the world’s fastest-growing religious group,” projecting Islam to overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion.

“Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2015 and 2060 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group,” indicated the report.

Global Muslim Population Surpasses 2 Billion Mark
After the Eid Fitr player at Fatima Mosque in Hargeisa, Somaliland on Friday, April 21, 2023

It added that babies born to Muslim parents will start to outnumber those born to Christians by the year 2035.

The world’s population is expected to grow by 32% in the next decades. However, the Muslim population is projected to increase by 70%, from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060.

In addition, the report expects religious switching to “hinder” the growth of Christianity by an estimated 72 million people between 2015 and 2060. However, it suggested that religious switching will not have a “negative net impact” on Muslim population growth.

“Muslims are found in every region of the world,” said the Global Muslim Population, noting that the highest concentration of the Muslim community is found in the Asia-Pacific region.

Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim community in the world, with more than 240,977,000 Muslims. The Asian country is followed by Pakistan (+230 million), India (+219 million), Bangladesh (+156 million), and Nigeria (+113 million), according to the report.

Global Muslim population


Friday, April 28, 2023

The number of Muslims around the world

Today, Friday, April 28, 2023, it is estimated that 2,008,047,567 people around the world identify themselves as Muslims, which represents over 25% of the world’s total population of 8,032,190,267.

In terms of the number of adherents, Islam is the second-largest religion in the world. The religion of Islam is part of the official religious system in 26 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. The growth of Islam is faster than that of any other religion worldwide.

The global Muslim population is a diverse and dynamic group that is spread across the world. As of 2023, it is estimated that there are over 2.01 billion Muslims in the world, making Islam the second-largest religion after Christianity.

Muslims are found in every region of the world, with the largest concentration of Muslims living in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes countries like Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, which have some of the largest Muslim populations in the world.

In addition to the Asia-Pacific region, there are also significant Muslim populations in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa. In Europe and North America, there are also growing Muslim communities, particularly in urban areas.

The global Muslim population is a diverse and vibrant group that plays a significant role in the world today. Despite the challenges they face, Muslims continue to make significant contributions to their communities and to the world at large.

Countries with the largest number of Muslims

Rank Country Muslims Total population
1 Indonesia 241,098,339 277,124,527
2 Pakistan 231,247,657 239,634,878
3 India 219,645,541 1,426,269,744
4 Bangladesh 156,757,383 172,640,289
5 NIGERIA 113,874,252 222,845,895
6 Egypt 107,121,357 112,404,362
7 Iran 88,165,107 89,055,664
8 Turkey 84,021,241 85,735,961
9 ETHIOPIA 45,216,470 125,951,170
10 Iraq 44,867,629 45,320,838
11 Algeria 44,527,990 45,483,136
12 Sudan 43,430,314 47,883,477
13 Afghanistan 41,615,377 42,035,734
14 Morocco 37,394,970 37,772,697
15 Saudi Arabia 34,161,494 36,851,666
16 Uzbekistan 34,052,943 35,069,972
17 Yemen 33,969,837 34,312,966
18 China 28,514,683 1,425,734,174
19 NIGER 26,558,024 27,017,319
20 TANZANIA 22,874,640 67,081,056
21 Malaysia 22,634,597 34,242,960
22 MALI 21,913,567 23,164,448
23 Syria 21,360,392 23,017,664
24 SENEGAL 17,079,771 17,680,922
25 Russia 16,476,698 144,532,437


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