• RELIGION: ISLAM - SHIA



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 121

Population: 144,487,100

Unreached people groups: 113

UPG population: 143,829,100

Unengaged UPGs: 49

UUPG population: 20,616,400

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: 121

Population: 144,487,100

Unreached people groups: 113

UPG population: 143,829,100

Unengaged UPGs: 49

UUPG population: 20,616,400

Number of countries: 45