What countries practice Islam the most?

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What countries practice Islam the most?

Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region (from Turkey to Indonesia), with over one billion adherents. The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a country home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.1%), India (10.9%) and Bangladesh (9.2%).

Was Pakistan a secular country?

Pakistan was secular from 1947–55 and after that, Pakistan adopted a constitution in 1956, becoming an Islamic republic with Islam as its state religion.

Which countries are secular?

Some of the well known states that are often considered “constitutionally secular” are the United States, France, Turkey, India, Mexico, South Korea although none of these nations have identical forms of governance with respect to religion.

Is Malaysia a secular country?

Malaysia is a multicultural and multiconfessional country, whose official religion is Islam. The constitution makes Malaysia a secular country and guarantees freedom of religion, while establishing Islam as the “religion of the Federation” to symbolise its importance to Malaysian society.

Is Bangladesh a Hindu country?

In terms of population, Bangladesh is the third largest Hindu populated country of the world, just after India and Nepal. The vast majority of Hindus in Bangladesh are Bengali Hindus.

Is America a secular country?

Movements for laïcité in France and separation of church and state in the United States have defined modern concepts of secularism, the United States of America being the first explicitly secular nation both in Western and world history. This resembles charitable choice in the United States.

Can you drink alcohol in Malaysia?

Alcohol in Malaysia refers to the consumption, industry and laws of alcohol in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia. There are no nationwide alcohol bans being enforced in the country, with the exception of Kelantan and Terengganu which is only for Muslims.

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