Moslimdaily – some of the countries with the largest Muslim populations in Europe are interesting to discuss. Europe represents about 10 percent of the world’s population and five percent of them are Muslims. Especially with the various conflicts that occur in Islamic countries, making Europe an option for refugees as a destination
Therefore, Islamic Shia in Europe is now increasingly massive. Although in the community there is a lot of stigma about Islam, the spread of Islam is getting stronger. Not only Asia has the highest number of Muslims, but Europe is also a country with a mix of world Muslim communities
Russia with 16 million Muslim Population
Russia is said to be the country with the largest Muslim population in Europe with its growing Muslim population. In fact, the great Mufti of Russia predicted that about 30 percent of the Russian population will convert to Islam in the next 15 years.
The region of this country with the majority of Islam is the North Caucasus, and Tatarstan which is known to have the highest birth rate in the country. Estimates say that the Muslim population in Russia reached 14 to 20 million, or about 10 to 14 percent of Russia’s total population of 146 million in 2018
France with 5 million muslim
France managed to rank second as the country with the largest Muslim population in Europe. Adherents of the Islamic religion in this country are estimated at more than 5 million people.
People who converted to Islam there began to increase rapidly since the 20th and 21st centuries due to several factors. One of them was the locals who became converts and many Muslim migrants who settled in France.
Germany with 4.9 million Muslim Population
The country with the strongest economy in Europe is also one of the countries with the largest Muslim population in Europe. The country’s local population of Islam is estimated to be nearly 5 million.
The population who adhere to the Islamic religion is mostly migrants. One of them comes from Turkey, such as Muslim football player Mesut Ozil who is German but of Turkish descent.
England with 4,13 million Muslim
Queen Elizabeth’s country became the country with the largest Muslim population in Europe which ranked third. In the United Kingdom alone, it is estimated that more than 4 million people adhere to Islam, equivalent to 6 percent of the total British population. The increase in Muslims in the UK is characterized by an increase in the number of mosques or places of worship.
Italy with 2.87 Million
The center of The Roman civilization became the fourth largest country with its inhabitants adhering to Islam. In Italy, the total population of Muslims is almost 3 million or about 2.87 million.
The country, which has millions of cultural assets, has banned the establishment of illegal places of worship even though the number of adherents of the Islamic religion is increasing.
Bosnia with 2 Million
The country, located in Southern Europe, became the country with the largest Muslim population in Europe. Bosnia itself is a splinter of yugoslavia which became independent in 1992.
This country is also one of the points of eastern culture that meets the west so it is not surprising that many religions are adhered to by the Bosnian population. However, more than 50 percent of the population adheres to Islam or almost touches the figure of 2 million people.