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Statistics of the Muslims Population

Number of muslims in the word:
There are between 1.2 billion to 1.8 billion Muslims in the world now, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world, after Christianity. Nearly one in five people in the world today claims the faith of Islam when Christianity now is followed by about 33% of all people, a percentage that has remained stable for decades. If current trends continue, Islam will become the most popular world religion in less than 50 years.

Although Islam is often associated with the Arab world and the Middle East, only 20% of Muslims are Arab.

Muslim's distribution:
From Wikipedia

Africa 308,660,000 27.4%
Asia 778,362,000 69.1%
Europe 32,032,000 2.8%
Latin America 1,356,000 0.1%
North America 5,530,000 0.5%
Oceania 385,000 0.0%
World 1,126,325,000 100%

Source:  Britannica Yearbook, 1997

See more at:
Institute of Islamic Information and education
The Muslim World
Wikipedia: Islam
Muslim population Statistics

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