Zoroastrian Beliefs Sikh beliefs Sikhism is one of the youngest world religions in the Eastern world.
Shia Although there are many Shia subsectsmodern Shia Islam has been divided into three main groupings: TwelversIsmailis and Zaidiswith Twelver Shia being the largest and most influential group among Shia, making up perhaps 88 percent of Shias.
However, they are generally considered to be Ghulat by most other sects of Shia Islam. The sect is believed to have been founded by Ibn Nusayr during the 9th century, and fully established as a religion For this reason, Alawites are sometimes called Nusayris Arabic: Another name, "Ansari" Arabic: Today, Alawites represent 11 percent of the Syrian population and are a significant minority in Turkey and northern Lebanon.
There is also a population living in the village of Ghajar in the Golan Heights. They are often confused with the Alevis of Turkey. Alawites form the dominant religious group on the Syrian coast and towns near the coast which are also inhabited by SunnisChristiansand Ismailis.
Alawites have historically kept their beliefs secret from outsiders and non-initiated Alawites. Alawites have traditionally lived in the An-Nusayriyah Mountains along the Mediterranean coast of Syria.
Latakia and Tartus are the region's principal cities. They are also concentrated in the plains around Hama and Homs.
Alawites also live in Syria's major cities, and are estimated at about 12 percent of the country's population    2. Some practices of the Alevis are based on Sufi elements of the Bektashi  tariqa. They are colloquially knows as Mizrahi Jews.
Since the s because of growing antisemitism most of these Jews fled to Israel where they make up the majority of Israel's Jewish population and roughly a third of total world Jewry. While they no longer live among a Muslim majority, they continue to follow many customs with strong Muslim and Middle Eastern influences making them distinct from European Jewry.
Today Judaism in the Middle East is mostly practiced in Israel.
Mandaeism[ edit ] There are between 60, and 70, Mandaeans worldwide  and in the Middle East they are found in Iraq and Iran. Mandaeans are an ethnoreligious community, which doesn't allow conversion. Samaritanism[ edit ] Samaritanism is a closely affiliated religion with Judaismpracticed by the ethnoreligious Samaritan community, largely residing in Israel.
In the past, Samaritans used to populate also Egypt and Syria, but their community had almost collapsed by the late 19th century due to religious persecution by radical Islamists.
Today the Samaritan community has grown to about persons from as few as in the early 20th century. Shabakism[ edit ] There are about 60, Shabak people living today all in northern Iraq. The Shabak have much in common with the Yazidis.
Zoroastreans follow the Avesta which is their primary sacred text. Though Buddhism has had a presence in the Middle East for over years, it has recently[ when? Buddhist adherents make up just over 0. Many of these Buddhists are workers who have migrated from other parts of Asia to the Middle East in the last 20 years,[ when?
Sikhismthe fifth-largest organized religion in the world after Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, having over 25 million Sikhs worldwide, has a small presence in the Middle East too, mainly in the U. E, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iran. Most of them are Punjabi-speaking Indian expatriates.
With this greater freedom of press, the Coptic issue has just begun to break into public awareness, but also due to rises in extremism in both communities, media may also be exacerbating the sectarian tension by only publicizing examples of prejudice.
Many countries have now developed their own branches.At first, the claim that atheism is a religion might sound ridiculous. It certainly can be a surprising claim. And it’s one that many people, including western atheists, might initially dismiss out of hand.
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The Shahada (also spelled “Shahadah”) is the Islamic Creed, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The word “Shahada” comes from the verb shahida, meaning “he testifies” or “he bears witness.” In reciting the Shahada, a Muslim bears witness that Allah is the only true god, and that. As of , nearly a third of the world's population identified as Christian. But if demographic trends persist, Islam will close the gap by the middle of the 21st century. Islam was destined to become a world religion and to create a civilization which stretched from one end of the globe to the other. Already during the early Muslim caliphates, first the Arabs, then the Persians and later the Turks set about to create classical Islamic civilization.
Aug 09, · The world’s Christian population is expected to grow from billion in to billion in 39 Nearly one-in-three people worldwide (31%) are expected to be Christian at mid-century, the same share as in While the overall share of the world’s population that is Christian is expected to remain relatively steady, the regional distribution of Christians is projected to change.
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Islam was destined to become a world religion and to create a civilization which stretched from one end of the globe to the other. Already during the early Muslim caliphates, first the Arabs, then the Persians and later the Turks set about to create classical Islamic civilization.