• RELIGION: ISLAM - SUNNI



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 1,840

Population: 1,539,238,835

Unreached people groups: 1,702

UPG population: 1,507,575,550

Unengaged UPGs: 863

UUPG population: 123,408,700

Number of countries: 144


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: 1,840

Population: 1,539,238,835

Unreached people groups: 1,702

UPG population: 1,507,575,550

Unengaged UPGs: 863

UUPG population: 123,408,700

Number of countries: 144