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09-12-2015, 08:18 PM
1. Worldwide, there are over 1.6 billion Muslims (almost 25% of world population). That number is expected to increase by 35% in the next 15 years, rising to 2.2 billion in 2030.

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2. Sixty-two percent of the world's Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region and only 20% live in the Middle East and north Africa.

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3. Most Muslims aren't Arab. In fact, fewer than 15% of the world's Muslims are Arab.

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4. The fastest growing religion in Ireland is Islam.

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5. In the UK, Muslims are the country's top charitable donors.

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6. The world's second-largest Muslim congregation is the Bishwa Ijtema (Tablighi Jamaat), which gathers in Bangladesh. The largest is the Hajj.

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7. Coffee was a Muslim invention.

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8. So was the modern Cheque (Banking).

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9. Albania is the only European country whose population is more than 90% Muslim.

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10. Muslims have been living in China for 1,400 years (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hist...Islam_in_China).

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11. Ottoman caliphate spread Islam to Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Bosnia. [emoji4]

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