When the word terror strikes us, the very first thought that comes to our mind is about "Muslims", they all are painted with the same brush in one single colour of terrorism. Islam is a widely spread and followed religion in India when compared to other parts of the world.
In this article, we are here to share some of the most interesting facts about Indian Muslims and the role that they have played in upbringing the society. Muslims are generally misunderstood species whom we often tag as terrorists, all thanks to few goons who are not aware of the "Actual Islamic Preaching".
The word "Islam" itself means peace, and its followers are supposed to be peace lovers. While "jihad" and slaughtering innocent people in the name of Islam is totally wrong.
Amidst terrorism and intolerance in India, Islam is one religion that has been most talked about in both negative and positive ways. Read on to know about the interesting facts on Indian Muslims.
Most Populated States
Researches have revealed that Kashmir, Lakshwadeep island, Assam and Kerala comprise majority of the muslims in India. In over 110 minority-concentrated districts of India, at least one-fifth of the population are Muslims.
Higher Fertility Rate
When compared to other religions in the country, Islam has the highest fertility rate. Due to higher birth rate, the Muslim population has gone up from being 10% to 14.2% in the last few years. This is one of the reasons Indian Muslims have been outnumbered in other parts of the world in the name of population.
Descendants Of Immigrants
The vast majority of Indian Muslims are descendants of Arabs, Turks, Afgans and Mughals. They are widely scattered in different cities, towns and villages and are indistinguishable from the original inhabitants of India. Thus, making it hard to decide if they are outsiders or just plain Indians.
Second Largest Religion
Hinduism is widely followed in India and Islam comprises of 14.2% of the total population in India. On the world wide front, it comprises of 10% of the world's population and nearly about one-third the total Muslim minority population in the world.
Highest Number Of Mosques
Studies have revealed that India has over 300,000 active mosques, which is the highest number when compared to any other Muslim nation. The UAE has over 1418 and Bangladesh hosts close to 6,000 mosques. This is the most interesting fact about Indian Muslims.
These are few of the facts about Indian Muslims. If you have any comments regarding the same, do share them with us in the section below.