26th November 2019


Which countries have a majority of Sunni?

Sunnis are the more dominant form of Islam – at least 80 per cent of Muslims worldwide. Some Sunni dominated countries include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Syria (see more on Syria, below). However, Shia Muslims are the majority in some other countries such as Iran, Iraq, and more recently, Lebanon.

Simply so, is Egypt Sunni or Shia?

According to research by Michael Izady 86.8% of Egyptians are Sunni Muslim, 10.2% are Christian, 2.9% are Shia and the remaining 0.1% belong to other faiths. The vast majority of Muslims in Egypt are Sunni. A significant number of Sunni Muslim Egyptians also follow native Sufi orders.

Is Qatar majority Sunni or Shia?

Islam is historically divided into two major sects, Sunni and Shia Islam, each with its own sub-sects. Large numbers of Shia Arab Muslims live in some Arab countries including Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, the UAE, and Qatar. Shia Muslims are a numerical majority in Iraq and Bahrain.
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