10 Most Followed Religions In The World!

This article lists the largest followed religions in the world. Read along.

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There are approximately around 4200 different religions in the world! These can be categorised into several main religions. These include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.

Here, in this article, we are about to share the list of the largest religions in the world. These are the religions that people around the world follow and the list does not include the one that the gurus and self-proclaimed Godfathers preach!

Accepted Religions In The World!

These are the religions that are based on the number of followers all across the globe. Hence, it gets interesting to know which are the other most popular religions in the world apart from Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or even Buddhism.

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Check out the list, as we are going to start with the most famous ones...

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Christianity!

This is the biggest religion in the world, though many Muslim leaders insist that Islam is the biggest religion in the world, it's Christianity that is mostly followed all over the world.

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Islam!

This is a religion of monotheistic as well as the Abrahamic religion that is articulated by the Quran. It preaches that God is one, and it is just Allah!

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Hinduism!

This is one of the most widely followed religions in the world. The most significant factor of this religion is that it has aspects of all the religions in the world.

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Buddhism!

This is a religion of oneness, and it has approximately 300 million followers around the world. This religion focuses on the personal development of humans and also preaches on the philosophy of ancient religions.

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Sikhism!

This religion was founded by Guru Nanak in the 15th century, and it is a monotheistic religion that people have been following in various parts of the world. It is said that it is the most sparkling religion in the world!

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Judaism!

This is one of the oldest religions in the world. It has been followed from the past 3500 years! Jews believe that they are chosen by God to set examples of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world.

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Baha'ism!

This religion is the 7th largest religion that is followed in the world. The doctrines and practices of this religion reflect the attitude of the Islamic emphasis on the people.

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Confucianism!

This is a Chinese religion and people who follow this religion are called Confucians. They believe that discussing about their thoughts and problems, which is the only objective of this religion, will strengthen their religion further.

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Jainism!

This is one of the ancient religions. It teaches about liberation to live life of harmlessness as well as to follow a renunciation process of the soul. The followers of this religion believe that their main goal in life is to achieve the liberation of the soul.

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Shintoism

This is a Japanese religion that has been practised since ancient times. The followers of this religion believe that the spiritual powers exist in the natural world.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 15:14 [IST]
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