• RELIGION: ISLAM - SUNNI



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 530

Population: 669,627,500

Unreached people groups: 520

UPG population: 648,254,500

Unengaged UPGs: 272

UUPG population: 42,987,525

Number of countries: 98


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: 530

Population: 669,627,500

Unreached people groups: 520

UPG population: 648,254,500

Unengaged UPGs: 272

UUPG population: 42,987,525

Number of countries: 98