2.2 Billion: World’s Muslim Population Doubles

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Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's former prime minister Saad al-Hariri wave flags during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon January 25, 2011

By 2030 the global population is set to reach over 8 billion and 26.4% of that population will be Muslim.

A report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life titled “The Future of the Global Muslim Population” projects that the number of Muslims in the world is set to double from 1.1billion in 1990 to 2.2 billion in 2030.

While these are impressive numbers, it actually indicates that the worldwide growth of Islam is “growing but slowing” as it will drop from a growth rate of 1.7% between 2010 and 2020 to 1.4% between 2020 and 2030.

Pew project that Pakistan is set to overtake Indonesia as the country with the world’s largest number of Muslim’s as it’s Muslim majority population pushes to over 256 million. The number in the U.S. will double to over 6.2 million while Afghanistan’s Muslim population is set to rise by almost 74% as the number rises from 29 million to 50 million, making it the country with the ninth largest Muslim population in the world.

(More on TIME.com: Why Egypt’s Outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Still Thrives.)

Better living conditions combined with increased life-expectancy in Muslim majority countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, net migration and global population growth are given as the main factors driving the growth. Despite the projection, Muslims will remain a relatively small minority in the Americas and European countries and the Christian majority in these countries is expected to be just as impressive.

While Islam has experienced rapid growth in worshipers of all denominations, it is likely that it will not overtake Christianity as the most dominant world religion as the number of Christians is expected to also reach 2.2billion by 2030. Between them, these two major world religions will make up over half of the Global population at almost 33 per cent by 2030.

(More on TIME.com: Colorful Religious Festivals.)

“There has been a lot of speculation about the growth of the Muslim population around the world, and many of those who speculate don’t have good data,” said Brian Grim, a senior researcher at the Pew Forum. “Instead of a runaway train, it’s trending with the general global population.”

“This will provide a garbage filter for hysterical claims people make about the size and growth of the Muslim population,” Philip Jenkins, a religious history scholar in Christianity and Islam told the Washington Post.

Certainly with the world population set to reach 8.3 billion by 2030 the explosive growth of world religions is just as impressive. (Via CNN.)

28 comments
sperancia.en.dios
sperancia.en.dios

I think on 2030-2050 the all tree religion can make great difficult to by more Visible, I call " Banal of Transparency to Nothing", crises, war, and Globalization of all .. 

On next 50 year the all Religion can have Down  impact on population  to took about "Torah", "Bible" or Koran  etc..    

On next 10 year " Can have more Popularity to took about Eternal, if wee can not see the evolution?" 

"The Progress is not in Violence and to have Popularity" but to learn to lave and this is not a Principle of at no any Religion, but Human Character !!!

SharjeelHassan
SharjeelHassan

Muslims Lots of Legal Wives and Legal Kids.   <---- NOT ALLOWED  

Non-Muslims Lots of ILLegal Girl Friends and ILLegal Kids    <------ ALLOWED 


WHY? THINK ABOUT IT !

julcab12
julcab12

Lots of wives and less birth control. No wonder.... 

submitter
submitter

The coming of God’s servant
““““ ““““ “““““ ““““““
'Atmak' not necessarily means ‘whom I uphold’ but it is in fact a name

the writing of Atmak is אתמך
the writing of Ahmad is אחמד

In Isaiah 42:1 , God says
“Behold, ‘My Servant’ (pronounced as Abd-ee), ‘whom I uphold’ (pronounced as Atmak);

God explicitly foretold about the coming of His servant
Behold My Servant Ahmad (Isaiah 42:1) – and so who is this Ahmad? the so called God’s servant?

He is none other than
Abd-Allah Ahmad (Servant of God, Ahmad) – Prophet Muhammad s.a.w

hussein.zainabj
hussein.zainabj

The article presents Muslim population doubling and than shows a picture of Muslims protesting with the headline "anger". The author might as well said if your Muslim than your an angry person. These images with these subtitles are portraying Muslims in a bad light and the author wants to lead its readers to see that point of view. I think politics and protesting in anger is not always directly linked to faith it could be linked to many other issues. For example Spain protested against austerity budgets, Occupy Wall Street protested outside time square and some of these protesters were angry. Spain protesters had signs saying "it is time to get angry" which is a famous saying by a famous French man who is an old veteran and he had respect in France and he said that it is time for people to get angry. I know this because I studied social movements and these examples are there to illustrate that dissatisfaction with political, economic systems are issues that people face regardless of faith.

DueuCii
DueuCii

Rubbish with the increase in access to science and technology self learners around the globe come to the realisation that religion is just a bunch of made up fairytales and God is nothing more than an irrational answer to the "gaps" in our knowledge. Atheism is the the fastest growing realisation and religion is set to decline in the 21st century. 

Anonymous123
Anonymous123

HEY YOU!, 

YES YOU!, THE ONE WHO HAS JUST READ THE STORY ABOVE,

ASK YOURSELF!,

IS LIFE JUST A GAME? ,  PUT YOUR BRAIN INTO GEAR AND GO!,

http://WWW.ONEREASON.ORG

AmsCollegesPakistan
AmsCollegesPakistan

Truth always increase and increase ./................... 

False laydown ..........

sperancia.en.dios
sperancia.en.dios

@submitter 

To read the Koran is not the principle, at Image of nothing... To read at Books of any subject is to know wear you are? To be at Muslim is not make at difference for other, but to be self the difference you've already done ...! You have to read allot to see that you are at simple "Human Been", to be at Muslim or Christ or Jews is only at false image of Unreality...   

TheWhiteHorse
TheWhiteHorse

@submitter Yes You are Correct! Unfortunately the Mass Spread of Islam Phobia through the Western Media has STOPPED Christians and Jews from Continuing to Islam as God had Intended it. Very Sad! The Ego's of our western society prevents us from reaching GOD's COMPLETE MESSAGE! 

Proof in the Bible! 

 Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is Mentioned in the Bible! 

Please read for YOURSELVE'S!


Here! 

http://www.islam101.com/religions/christianity/mBible.htm


and Here!

http://www.alislam.org/books/in-bible/index.html



Don't let propaganda and public opinion fool you from gods light!

God's message too man did not stop with the Torah! God's message did stop with Bible! God's message is only Complete with the Trinity, ending with the Qur'an!



FaresAlkhresha
FaresAlkhresha

@DueuCii the atheism is not the most growing religion as you claim or else wtf is he talking about and its offensive to say things about god who some people believe in 

sperancia.en.dios
sperancia.en.dios

@Anonymous123 

The live is only Live, nothing more.. We are the pies of shah if you love the simplicity your are the (..) Math..

But if you read how to play you win nothing lase and nothing more only Read...

pinkstar
pinkstar

Do you mean to start being muslims?

haramiskoran
haramiskoran

@Anonymous123  DON'T CLICK ITS ABOUT ISLAM. ISLAM IS ONE RELIGION THAT IS FURTHEST FROM THE TRUTH. IT IS A CANCER AND THREAT TO HUMANITY AS WE KNOW IT. KORAN IS THE WORD OF SATAN. KORAN TEACHES MUSLIMS TO BE SELFISH AND REJECT AND ENSLAVE OTHERS WHO FOLLOW DIFFERENT FAITH.  

rjfelices8000
rjfelices8000

how the hell would muslim population decrease i u threat somebody n ur cult with death if he/she will leave, and also bcause more people are getting blind and stupid thats y they become muslim....nuke the world if that happens...

sperancia.en.dios
sperancia.en.dios

@TheWhiteHorse @submitter 

I think we Humans Benn we have many Problems... Reality... Incapacity... Disability... Imagination... etc. We have to understand the basic not at Roman! 

One man took to the Rabbi, to read the Book of Mose, till I stay in on one foot... that past some minutes he say elegant "I am not Stork"!

DianAtamyanov
DianAtamyanov

@FaresAlkhresha

Let me play the world's smallest violin for you. No one cares if someone's feelings are hurt over an imaginary friend.

TheWhiteHorse
TheWhiteHorse

Unfortunately the Mass Spread of Islam Phobia through the Western Media has STOPPED Christians and Jews from Continuing to Islam as God had Intended it. Very Sad! The Ego's of our western society prevents us from reaching GOD's COMPLETE MESSAGE! 

Proof in the Bible! 

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is Mentioned in the Bible! 

Please read for YOURSELVE'S!


Here! 

http://www.islam101.com/religions/christianity/mBible.htm


and Here!

http://www.alislam.org/books/in-bible/index.html



Don't let propaganda and public opinion fool you from gods light!

God's message too man did not stop with the Torah! God's message did stop with Bible! God's message is only Complete with the Trinity, ending with the Qur'an! 

hellothere
hellothere

@haramiskoran lol haram is koran hahahaha funny name, dude the article says that 26.4% of the world will be muslim in 2030, how can 2.2 billion be ''wrong''. Maybe they seeing and reading something your not..... islam literally means peace and its a faith, its something to believe in and incorporate into your life like any other religion. The statement that you said can be the furtherest from the truth and there will be 2 billion people that can back up it up, think about that. 

have a nice day (look for knowledge and research please, it may take hours, days, weeks, months or years goodluck) peace be upon you (As-salamu alaykum) 

thyettryfgjfjdjfgjffgj
thyettryfgjfjdjfgjffgj

@rjfelices8000 Most people are becoming blind or stupid when they turn to Islam? learn how to SPELL first. Also muslims are allowed to leave completely freely. Yes, you might not be respected as much but thats the same for every religion when they leave. stfu ok

DianAtamyanov
DianAtamyanov

@hellothere Oh, then by your logic, the rest of the world, which is more populous, must be even more 'right', because they don't believe in your religion. Islam means 'submission' and that's exactly what you're doing all over the world.

MishaelYabesKaruniaSimanjuntak
MishaelYabesKaruniaSimanjuntak

@hellothere @haramiskoran The population of world in 2030 are 9 billion, and The christian represent 3.2 billion population,

cause christian spread growth in China and Africa


That 2.2 billion population, can war each other, because in koran your always find different, and in ISLAM different can solve with war, anarchism, and chaos


Like What happend in Middle East right now.....

pinkstar
pinkstar

i totally agree with you

MishaelYabesKaruniaSimanjuntak
MishaelYabesKaruniaSimanjuntak

@thyettryfgjfjdjfgjffgj @rjfelices8000 What, the hell aren't you talkin about, thats true ISLAM, Hell Religion 


How, can you Explain???

In IRAK marry child age 11 with 64 age old men can HALAL

In Africa men have 107 wives HALAL

Muhammad have 12 wave (done make out his wives) + 2 wive ( he fail to make out wives)


ETC.....

TheWhiteHorse
TheWhiteHorse

@MishaelYabesKaruniaSimanjuntak 

All of your facts are false.

Infact Islam is the Only Religion to place a limit on the NUMBER OF WIVES A MAN CAN TAKE.


You heard me right, Neither the Torah or the Bible limit the Number of Wives a man may take. 

The Qur'an is the only Holy Book to limit the number of wives, 4 wives is permissible, if each women agrees and is given equal consideration.


This is permissable becuase in the Middle Eastern Nations the Female population is much larger than the Male population. Therefore one can reason that it is only fair to allow every women equal opportunity to marry if it suits her. 

If you are a Christian you should understand that Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) The Messenger of Islam is mentioned in Bible and is told to bring the final word of God to all Believers.

Please Think for yourself. Don't let everything you hear dictate your opinions in life. This is a very dangerous way to live my friend.

Here is Proof of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) in the Bible, as well as him being mentioned in the Old Testament Song of Solomon chapter 5 verse 16:

"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."

"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters
of Jerusalem."

Proof -->

http://www.islam101.com/religions/christianity/mBible.htm

and here 

http://www.alislam.org/books/in-bible/index.html

The Truth is here, don't be deceived my brother!