Introducing Islam
Muslim Communities
Prophet Muhammad
The Holy Qur'an
Jesus in Islam
Women in Islam
Jihad in Islam
Science and Islam
How to become Muslim

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Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City
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Muslim Communities

Who are the Muslims?

The Muslims number 1.6 billion from a vast range of races, nationalities and cultures across the globe. About 16% live in the Arab world; the world's largest Muslim community is in Indonesia; substantial parts of Asia and most of Africa are Muslim, while significant minorities are to be found in the Soviet Union, China, North America, Europe, and South America.

Statistics of Muslims Worldwide


1.6 billion (26%)

Year 2000 projected

1.9 billion



380 million


250 million

Arab countries

240 million

Southeast Asia

220 million

Central Asia

80 million


60 million


50 million


30 million

North America

10 million

South America

3 million


2 million

Comparing countries:

-There are more Muslims in the United States than in Afganistan or Lybya

-There are more Muslims in China than in Saudi Arabia

(Below shows the countries with the highest concentration of Muslims 80-100%)

(Below shows the countries with the next highest concentration of Muslims 50-80%)

(Below shows the countries with the next highest concentration of Muslims 10-50%)

(Below shows the countries with the next highest concentration of Muslims 1-10%)

(Below shows the countries with the fewest concentration of Muslims 0-1%)


Islam is the Second largest religion in the World:

Muslims in Asia (1996)

1,022,692,000 (30%)

Muslims in Africa (1996)

426,282,000 (59%)

Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1996)


Total Number of People on the Earth (1996)


Percentage of Muslims (1996)


Islam's annual growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N.


Christianity's annual growth rate (1994-1995) from U.N.


Total Number of Muslims on the Earth (1998)


Expected Number of Muslims on the Earth (2000)


Islam is the Fastest growing religion in the World:
Growth Rate of Islam:

Below is the (YGR) from 1997-1998. The number for each country in the percent of growth within this year. For example, the Muslim population in North America grows 25% each year by this statistic. This means that the total population of Muslims in N. Am. doubles every 4 years.

Among every four humans in the world, one of them is Muslim. Muslims have increased by over 235 percent in the last fifty years up to nearly 1.6 billion. By comparison, Christians have increased by only 47 percent, Hinduism, 117 percent, and Buddhism by 63 percent. Islam is the second largest religious group in France, Great Britain and USA (Muslims in USA are 10 millions and Jews are 6 millions).

The number of the total population has been taken from The CIA World's Facts Book.

Statistics of Muslims in the U.S.

In the year 2005 there are approximately 12 million Muslims living in the United States. Although in the 90s most Muslims are either immigrants or their parents are immigrants we are seeing as well as a sharp rise in converts to Islam. Between immigration and conversion, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. Every four years there are more than double the amount of Muslims living in the U.S.

Quotes on the Growth of Islam in the United States:

-"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people..." Hillary Rodman Clinton, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1996, p.3

-"Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion." ABCNEWS,

-"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country." NEWSDAY, March7,1989, p.4

-"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States..." NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 21, 1989, p.1

-"Moslems are the world's fastest-growing group..." USA TODAY, The population referance bureau, Feb. 17, 1989, p.4A

-"Muhummed is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities." Encyclopedia Britannica

-"There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now." Dan Rathers, CBSNEWS -"Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America." TIMES MAGAZINE

-"Islam continues to grow in America, and no one can doubt that!" CNN, December 15, 1995

-"The religion of Islam is growing faster than any other religion in the world." MIKE WALLACE, 60 MINUTES

Below is the Grand Mosque in Washington D.C.

History of Muslims in the U.S.

Muslims in America:
  • 800 AD Moorish & Mali traders
    • Settlements in Caribbean.
  • 1527 first trans-continental crossing
    • By Moroccan Azemmouri from Florida to West Coast then to Texas
  • Slaves
    • (20% during 18th/19th century)
  • Immigrants from the Ottoman Empire, Africa & Asia
    • 1880 first Muslim Syrians immigrated to the Midwest.
    • 1915 first known mosque Biddeford Maine by Albanians.
    • 1934 first in Midwest & only surviving Mosque (Cedar Rapids, IA).

  • Islamic Centers & Mosques in North America
    • Less than 200 in 1964, 2,000 in 2001
    • are the most popular Islamic organizations working in N. A.

For a complete timeline of the History of Islam in America

Muslims in Oklahoma

Tulsa (IST)

Muslims in Oklahoma City Metro

(The above pie chart shows the distribution of Oklahoma City Muslims by race and ethnic group)

Oklahma City Mosques:

Masjid An-Nasr (ISGOC)

For directions click on Map below:

Masjid Al-Mu'min



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