• RELIGION: ISLAM - SUNNI



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 527

Population: 686,258,550

Unreached people groups: 518

UPG population: 664,789,650

Unengaged UPGs: 258

UUPG population: 49,777,875

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: 527

Population: 686,258,550

Unreached people groups: 518

UPG population: 664,789,650

Unengaged UPGs: 258

UUPG population: 49,777,875

Number of countries: 98