People who follow this religion are called Muslims (Hussain). With hundreds of believers around the world and more joining the faith today, Islam manages to become the second largest religion in the world (Islam at a Glance). Islam is an ubiquitous religion with diverse believers. Currently with 1.3 billion followers or 23% of the population of the world, Islam is the fastest growing religion. Major locations of the belief are in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Clapson, M. (2009) sates that by the end of Victoria’s reign Britain had become the world’s first industrial nation. Qatar is a small, petroleum-rich state with immense natural gas reserves. The state religion is Islam, and the greater part of Qatar's residents are Sunni Muslims. The actual population of the country is approximately 600,000, of whom an estimated 150,000 are citizens. The remaining 450,000 non-citizens are mostly foreign workers and their families who come from other Arab countries and South Asia.
Clashes between Christianity and Islam have taken place since Islam’s inception. The most recent clash is the one happening now between Western Europeans and the Muslim immigrants who began arriving in the 1960s and now make up 4 to 5% of the total population. Islam is regarded as the fastest growing religion in Europe, through the immigrations and high birth rates causing to a rapid increase in Muslim population in Europe, which will make Islam be the domineering power in the future. The recent research indicates that there are more than 53 million Muslim in Europe, 14 million of them in the European union. According to the German evangelical news agency IDEA, the number of Muslims in Europe has risen by 800.000 over the last two years (Polzer).
India is the second most populated country in the world, with 1.21 billion people. Based on the rate of its growing population, it is projected to pass China by 2025. There are about two thousand ethnic groups living in India, making it a melting pot for a variety of religions. In fact, the Constitution of India allows for religious freedom, and India is a country in which religion plays an important role in peoples’ social lives. The major religion is Hinduism, while the second most popular religion is Islam, and the third largest is Christianity.
In the United States Christianity is the largest religious group followed by Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism (Kohut and Rogers). According to the Pew Research Council Christianity was comprised of over 82 percent of the population in America as of March 2002 (Kohut and Rogers). Most of the world’s Christians live in the America’s and Europe (Pew Research Center). However, the population of Christians that currently live in the America’s and Europe is significantly lower than in the early 1900’s (Pew Research Center). Christianity is divided into three main branches: Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants.
Already today, the largest Christian communities on the planet are to be found in Africa and Latin America. In 1900 Christians in Europe and North America accounted for more than 80 per cent of the Christian community world, but century’s end these one-time Christian heartlands contributed less than 40 per cent, and in 2010 a mere 25 per cent. Today, the non-Western world boasts the majority – more than 60 percent – of the globe's Christian population. Whilst some have heralded this as the beginning of Christianity’s transformation from a primarily European religion to a truly global religion, others have noted that it is actually a reflection of the earlier demographic situation: Christians of the Global South were in the majority for the first 900 years of Christian history. “Christianity was born in Africa and Asia, and in our lifetimes, it is going home.” The idea of Christianity heading south is neither new nor unprecedented; as long ago as the 1970s, European scholars like Edward Norman and Walbert Buhlmann discussed this major demographic shift.
This is one of the least understood events in the modern islamic world. The attack was known as “ the first jihad operation of modern times”. The men who invaded and seized the mosque has the goal of reversing the flow of world history, sparking a global war that would lead to Islams total victory. This incidence of take over was against the Saudi Arabian Monarchy and the royal ruling families in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was an isolated place which only received its income from believers who visited every year to pray.After the discovery of oil in 1930's, Saudi was thrust into the world's spotlight and led to it becoming a wealthy country.
All three of them are books of GOD, and his message. Torah is known as the old testament, then cam e the Bible, new testament, and Quran is the final testament and has the final message which is a lot easier to follow, making Islam the fastest growing religion of United States and also the world. That is why Islam is hated by the western world and is always portrayed as a killer disease. Promoting Islam is all for violence and kill people and how the term “JIHAD” is so misused in today’s western society. Without knowing or having two bits of knowledge of Islam, that this religious revolves around PEACE.
The majority of immigrants were Asian or African citizens. Net migration considerably rose as the people from the A8 countries gained the right to work in Great Britain, upon their countries joining the EU. In 2004 net migration increased to 222 600, compared to 151 000 in 2003. Dominic Casciani, immigration expert from BBC News, believes that A8 workers are thought to represent about 40% of the increase in immigration for the year 2004.3 Immigrants from the A8 countries tend to be relatively young. Evidence from the Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) suggests that 82% of the immigrants are aged 18-34 and almost half of them (44%) are aged 18-24.
Recent estimates show there are 26,833,000 Muslims in the Unites States, just less than 1% of the total population. More than 60 percent of U.S. Muslims are immigrants, and of those, more than 70 percent are U.S. citizens. The Muslim population in the United States is expected to double by 2030 because of immigration and higher birth rates. With regard to education, U.S. Muslims have the second-highest level of education among major religious groups in the United States. With regard to income, a 2007 poll found just 2 percent of U.S. Muslims are in the lowest income bracket, while Muslims in Western Europe made up around 20 percent of low-income populations.