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3 Non-Arab Countries With More Muslim Population Than Saudi Arabia

Islam is the world's second-largest religion, with over 1.9 billion Muslims. It is also the world's fastest-growing religion. The Islam population is mainly split between 1.5 billion Sunni Muslims and 240-340 million Shia Muslims with some others belonging to smaller denominations.

Saudi is called the "home of Islam" due to Islam being founded in modern day Saudi Arabia as well as it is the birthplace of Islamic Prophet Muhammad and all territories of Saudi Arabia and Arabian Peninsula being United and ruled by Prophet Muhammad. Below are three non-Arab countries with more Muslim population than Saudi Arabia:

1. Indonesia 

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, with approximately 225 million Muslims. In terms of denomination, the overwhelming majority (99%) adheres to Sunni Islam, while 1-3 million (1%) adheres to Shia Islam.

2. Pakistan

Islam is the state religion of Pakistan, and about 95-98% of Pakistanis are Muslim. Pakistan has the second largest number of Muslims in the world after Indonesia. The majority are Sunni (estimated at 85-90%), with an estimated 10-15% Shia.

3. India

With around 204 million Muslims (2019 estimate), India's Muslim population is about the world's third-largest and the world's largest Muslim-minority population. India is home to 10.9% of the world's Muslim population.

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