Is Saudi Arabia mostly Sunni or Shia?
According to official statistics 90% of Saudi Arabian citizens are Sunni Muslims, 10% are Shia. (More than 30% of the population is made up of foreign workers who are predominantly but not entirely Muslim.)
Are there Sunnis in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam, and most of its natives are adherents of the majority Sunni branch. In modern times, the Wahhābī interpretation of Sunni Islam has been especially influential, and Muslim scholars espousing that sect’s views have been a major social and political force.
Are there Shias in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Shiites constitute the largest religious minority in the country—around 12 percent of the population. They live mainly in the Eastern Province, the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s petroleum industry.
Why does Saudi Arabia hate Shias?
The Saudi government has often been viewed as an active oppressor of Shiites because of the funding of the Wahhabi ideology which denounces the Shiite faith. In 1988 fatwas passed by the country’s leading cleric, Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz denounced the Shiites as apostates.
Are Malaysians Sunni or Shia?
The official code of Islam in Malaysia is Sunni, and the practice of any other form of Islam is heavily restricted.
Are Shias allowed in Hajj?
In 2009 a group of Shiites on their way to perform hajj pilgrimage (one of the five pillars of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform once in their lives) in Mecca were arrested by Saudi religious police due to the involvement in a protest against the Saudi government.
Is Iraq a Shia country?
The majority of Iraq’s Muslims are Shia, and the Isis militants gaining ground there are Sunni. According to the Pew Research Center, Iraq is one of only a handful of countries with a Shia majority.
Is Saudi safe for Indian?
Saudi Arabia is very safe of everyone irrespective of religion etc etc. Its only place where all religions are respected. Muslims never harm religious minorities. Your questions answers how muslims in india are treated.