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Is the UAE an Islamic country? How many Muslims are there?

Facts about Islam in the United Arab Emirates:

According to the PEW research center, Islam, in comparison to other religions, has the quickest rate of growth worldwide. In fact, 23 of the 232 nations and territories declare Islam their official religion including the United Arab Emirates. This latter has a population of about 10, 08 million people and is home to more than 200 different nationalities and religious groups  and yet, Islam is the most practiced religion.

UAE location in the world

Is the UAE an Islamic country?

UAE is an Arab country situated in the southeast region of the Arabian Peninsula. It is located in the Persian Gulf (Middle East). Islam is recognized as the nation’s official religion by the constitution, according to a 2021 international report.

united arab emirates DubaiHow many Muslims are living in the UAE?

Despite the fact that a significant portion of the population is made up of people of various racial or ethnic backgrounds and religions, they only make up 24% of the population. This means that Muslims make up the vast majority of the population of the UAE with 76% , and that is according to the CIA World Factbook. 

What kind of Islam is in the UAE?

The two largest sects of Islam in the United Arab Emirates are Shia and Sunni. While these sects share many things in common and agree on many of the most fundamental aspects of Islam, there are also divisions and differences in their interpretations of some rules.

Is the UAE Shia or Sunni?

According to media reports, over 85% of Muslims in the UAE are Sunnis. This undoubtedly qualifies it as a Sunni nation. Shia Muslims make up the majority of the rest of the Muslim population. Nevertheless, the presence of Sufis and Ibadi Muslims also can be seen throughout the nation.

How many mosques are in the UAE?

According to Statista’s research department, the UAE, one of the most popular Islamic nations, will have 2.8 thousand mosques by the year 2022. 85% of which have a capacity for more than 100 worshipers. There are also those that can hold more than 1,000 people. These mosques feature magnificent architecture and showcase some well-known Islamic art.

Islam incorporates tolerance into its culture. It is upheld at all levels. With residents of many nationalities coexisting in harmony and peace, UAE serves as the perfect example of a tolerant and welcoming Muslim country.

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