Islam is the 2nd largest religion on earth, with a total of 1.62 billion members. This amounts to almost a quarter of the total world’s population. In some countries, Islam is the most largely followed religion, such as Saudi Arabia with 95% Muslim population and Pakistan with 96.4 percent of the Muslim population, Indonesia with 88 percent of Muslim population. Here are some of the top countries with the most Muslim population.
Indonesia is the top country with a Muslim population, with a total of 209,120,000 Muslims in the country. This amounts to about 13.1 percent of the total Muslim population in the world.[irp]
India is the second country with the most Muslim population. The total number of Muslims in the country is 176,190,000 which amount for 11% of the total Muslim population on earth.[irp]
Pakistan comes in at number 3 on the list of countries with most Muslim population. With a total of 167,410,000 Muslims in the country. This number amounts to 10.5% of the total Muslim population in the world.[irp]
The fourth country on this list is Bangladesh, who has a total Muslim population of 133,540,000 people. This amounts to 8.4% of the total Muslim population all around the world.[irp]
Nigeria is next on this list of countries with a Muslim population of 77,300,000. This amounts to 4.8 percent of the entire Muslim population in this world.[irp]
Next, we have Egypt, who has a Muslim population of 76,990,000. This means that they too, like Nigeria have close to 4.8 percent of the total Muslim population of the world living there.[irp]
7th on this list of countries is Iran. They consist of a Muslim population which amounts to 73,570,000 people. This, in turn, is equal to around 4.6 percent of the total Muslim population on earth.[irp]
Finally, we have Saudi Arabia, which is considered as the homeland of Islam and hosts 2 of the Holiest Mosques for Muslims. The total Muslim population of this country is 28,000,000. The country is also home to 8,000,000 foreigner Muslims. Although Saudi Arabia is not high up on this list, it is still the most endeared country according to Muslims and Islam. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of Muslims make their way to the kingdom, every year to perform pilgrimages. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also the largest Arab state in Western Asia in accordance with the land area (which comes up to 830,000 square miles) and it consists of the bulk portion of the Arabian Peninsula. It is also the second largest country geographically in the Arab world. It should also be noted that a country which holds such high importance in the Muslim world, does not stand as the leader of the list of countries with most Muslims as its vast land space consists mainly of the desert area which is extremely inhospitable.