Facts about Growth of Muslims in Europe and the United States
It is an amazing fact, when Islam is often given a negative label by the propaganda of the western media, at the same time also, Islam grow significantly in many Countries in Europe and United States.
Although the numbers are not very large when compared to the overall number of people there and still dominated by immigrants factors but there are growing numbers of the converts in these countries.
This fact will generate enough optimism, but the irony, although in Europe and United States, Islam is growing rapidly, but in developing countries where the majority of Muslims, such as Indonesia, Non-Muslim community growth figures are rising.
This was supposed to be our concern who care about Islam. Perhaps our methods of dakwah need some correction, our treatment as the majority do not provoke sympathy, even we also need to consider methods of effective dakwah for the younger generation.
Here Facts About Growth of Islam in Europe and USA
1. Germany and France Represents Largest Islamic Adherent Among the EU.
Germany and France has the largest Muslim population among member countries of the European Union. In 2010 there were approximately 4.8 million Muslims in the country of Germany (5.8% of the German population) and 4.7 million Muslims in the country of France (7.5% of the French population).
Then followed the UK with figures of 2.9 million (4.8%) and Italy with the figure of 2.2 million (3.7%)
But for Europe as a whole, the Russian who has the largest Muslim population of 14 million inhabitants are Muslim (10%) of course without including Turkey which is a Muslim Country in the continent.
2. Islam Always Become Second Largest Religion in Russia
Islam Always Become Second Largest Religion Russia, even in Moscow, capital of Russia, Islam has estimated figures show that between 1.5 and 2 million people.
Nonetheless, Moscow has only six mosques, hence the need for pilgrims in large numbers, often they prayers in the street.
3. Figures in Europe's Muslim Population Growth Continues to Increase.
In recent decades, the growth of Muslim population in the rest of Europe grew approximately 1 percent every decade. From 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010. This pattern is expected to continue to increase.
4. In Europe, Islam Demand By People With Average Age Younger.
In 2010, the average age of Muslims across Europe is 32 years. 8 years younger than the average for all Europeans age is 40 years. The average age of European Christians is 42 years. Even including a younger age than the average age of people unaffiliated with a religion in Europe, such as Atheists, Agnostics and so that is 37 years.
5. In the United States, Adherent Islam more educated than most Americans.
In the US, Muslims amount of about 3.3 million (1% of the entire US population) and Muslims in the US have the highest levels of both categories of educated compared with other major religious groups. Jews and Muslims have the highest second place.
Wallahu a’lam bish-shawab
SAJADA Media Islam Inspiratif