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  • RELIGION: ISLAM - SUNNI



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 520

Population: 647,891,650

Unreached people groups: 509

UPG population: 626,516,850

Unengaged UPGs: 268

UUPG population: 38,538,350

Number of countries: 97


Base Religion: Islam

Description: Sunni and Shia Muslims share many fundamental Islamic beliefs but differ over the question of leadership. Sunni Muslims are those who, at Muhammad's death, agreed that the new leader should be chosen from among the Prophet's followers. Abu Bakr, Muhammad's close friend and advisor was chosen as the first Caliph of the Islamic nation. The word "Sunni" in Arabic means "one who follows the traditions of the Prophet".


People groups: 520

Population: 647,891,650

Unreached people groups: 509

UPG population: 626,516,850

Unengaged UPGs: 268

UUPG population: 38,538,350

Number of countries: 97