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Dahir
11-16-2006, 12:37 AM
I was just wondering which nations and regions Shia Muslims reside...

I heard earlier that Shias reside in Pakistan and Southern Thailand, which is a bit of a shock to me because I thought South Asia's Muslim population was 100% Sunni.

I know for a fact that Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey have sizeable Shia populations.

Does anyone know any deeper than that, and can anyone provide maps?


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Umar001
11-16-2006, 12:56 AM
Iran
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north_malaysian
11-16-2006, 02:46 AM
MALAYSIA
Malaysia have about 3,000 Imamites, 400 Bohras and 200 Khojas.

INDONESIA
About 1,000,000 Shiites nationwide

SINGAPORE
About 1,000 Shiites there..
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Dahir
11-16-2006, 02:48 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
MALAYSIA
Malaysia have about 3,000 Imamites, 400 Bohras and 200 Khojas.

INDONESIA
About 1,000,000 Shiites nationwide

SINGAPORE
About 1,000 Shiites there..
Wow! I did not expect that. What I still wonder is about the large Shia populations in South Asia, I'd expect pretty much ALL Shias to live between Southern Turkey and Northern Pakistan and everything in-between and across...:?
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north_malaysian
11-16-2006, 02:55 AM
Originally Posted by Dahir
Wow! I did not expect that. What I still wonder is about the large Shia populations in South Asia, I'd expect pretty much ALL Shias to live between Southern Turkey and Northern Pakistan and everything in-between and across...:?
There are Shiites in any country with Muslim people I presumed. Like Southeast Asian Muslims, eventhough they're Sunni Muslims, but traditionally they're so passionate about Imam Ali. There are Shiites in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Southern part of Philippines.

Like in Malaysia, Shiism is regarded as heresy by the religious authority. Thus in order to escape persecution... they prefer to call themselves as Sunnis who love the Ahl Bait.

There are lots of Malaysian Shiites in Malaysian forums...
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north_malaysian
11-16-2006, 03:02 AM
Just look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi%27a_population

http://www.imamreza.net/eng/imamreza.php?id=3591
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Younus
11-16-2006, 06:30 AM
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Younus
11-16-2006, 06:50 AM
inshaaAllah visit this link, it has a data table -


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Population
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Younus
11-16-2006, 07:16 AM
and also inshaaAllah visit this link for information and data table on Muslim population in different countries in the world -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Islam
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