• RELIGION: ISLAM - SHIA



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 122

Population: 137,971,000

Unreached people groups: 114

UPG population: 137,311,500

Unengaged UPGs: 50

UUPG population: 21,675,400

Number of countries: 45


Base Religion: Islam

Description: Shia and Sunni Muslims share many fundamental Islamic beliefs but differ over the question of leadership. Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad's death, leadership should have passed directly to his counsin/son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have rejected the authority of elected Muslim leaders.


People groups: 122

Population: 137,971,000

Unreached people groups: 114

UPG population: 137,311,500

Unengaged UPGs: 50

UUPG population: 21,675,400

Number of countries: 45