How many Shia communitys are there in Pakistan?

According to the Library of Congress, Pew Research Center, Oxford University, the CIA World Factbook, and other experts, adherents of Shi’a Islam in Pakistan make up between 9-15% of the population of Pakistan while the remaining 70–75% are Sunni. Pakistan, like India, is said to have at least 16 million Shias.

Where do Shias live in Pakistan?

‘Pakistani Shi’a live throughout the country in urban centres, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, Jhang and Sargodha. While Shi’a are not a majority in any of Pakistan’s four provinces, they are a majority in the autonomous region of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Are Pakistanis Shias or Sunnis?

Pakistan has the second largest number of Muslims in the world after Indonesia. The majority are Sunni (estimated at 85-90%), with an estimated 10-15% Shia. A PEW survey in 2012 found that 6% of Pakistani Muslims were Shia.

Where are Shias located?

Shias comprise a majority in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Bahrain, and a plurality in Lebanon, while Sunnis make up the majority of more than forty countries from Morocco to Indonesia.

Is Qatar Shia?

The state religion in Qatar is Islam. Most Qataris belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. Shiites comprise around 10% of Qatar’s Muslim population. Religious policy is set by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Islamic instruction is compulsory for Muslims in all state-sponsored schools.

Which country has most Shia?

Islam is divided into two major denominations, Sunni and Shi’a. Of the total Muslim population, 87–90% are Sunni and 10–13% are Shi’a. Most Shi’as (between 68% and 80%) live in mainly four countries: Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Iraq.

Is Kuwait Sunni or Shia?

The Kuwaiti Constitution states that Islam is the main, official religion of Kuwait. Islam and the Islamic Sharia (Islamic law) are the main sources of the Kuwaiti Laws and Legislations. Most of the Kuwaiti population embraces Islam. Majority of the Kuwaiti Muslims are Sunnis and the rest are Shia’a.