Muslim world domination by birth

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Data analysis finds population with no religion will shrink while number of Muslims and Christians is expected to grow. The analysis points to modest but significant demographic shifts in religious affiliation over the coming decades, as populations in the global south continue to grow rapidly and Christian populations in Europe age and die. That is set to change, owing to the relatively young age profile of Muslims and their higher fertility rates. Between and , slightly more babies million will be born to Muslims than to Christians million. Between and , the gap is expected to widen to 6 million — m births to Muslims, and m to Christians. Meanwhile, deaths among Christians in Europe are far outstripping births.

The Future of the Global Muslim Population

The Future of the Global Muslim Population | Pew Research Center

Islamic world , also called Islamdom , the complex of societies and cultures in which Muslims and their faith have been prevalent and socially dominant. Adherence to Islam is a global phenomenon: Muslims predominate in some 30 to 40 countries, from the Atlantic eastward to the Pacific and along a belt that stretches across northern Africa into Central Asia and south to the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent. Arabs account for fewer than one-fifth of all Muslims, more than half of whom live east of Karachi , Pakistan. Despite the absence of large-scale Islamic political entities, the Islamic faith continues to expand, by some estimates faster than any other major religion. The Muslim religion and the life of the Prophet Muhammad are treated specifically in the article Islam. The literature, music, dance, and visual arts of Muslim peoples are treated in the article Islamic arts. Islam is also discussed in articles on individual countries or on regions in which the religion is a factor, such as Egypt , Iran , Arabia , and North Africa.

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

Yet it is also possible to argue that the period of Western domination was merely an interlude in the ongoing development of indigenous styles of modernization. The three major Muslim empires did experience a decline during the 18th century, as compared with their own earlier power and with the rising powers in Europe , but most Muslims were not yet aware that Europe was partly to blame. Similar decline had occurred many times before, a product of the inevitable weaknesses of the military-conquest state turned into centralized absolutism , overdependence on continuous expansion, weakening of training for rule, the difficulty of maintaining efficiency and loyalty in a large and complex royal household and army, and the difficulty of maintaining sufficient revenues for an increasingly lavish court life. Furthermore, population increased, as it did almost everywhere in the 18th-century world, just as inflation and expensive reform reduced income to central governments.
For years, more babies were born to Christian women than to women of any other religion, but not for much longer: Islam is expected to take the global lead by , according to a report released on Wednesday documenting the coming ebbs and flows of world religions. That baby boom will largely be driven by regional trends in age and fertility, according to Alan Cooperman, director of religion research at Pew. From to , Christian women gave birth to million babies, about 10 million more than were born to Muslim women. But the authors of the Pew report predict a reversal of that pattern by , when Muslim mothers are projected to give birth to million babies, about six million more than their Christian counterparts. That turnaround will be driven in part by the fact that the Christian population in some parts of the world, such as Europe, is relatively old, with deaths expected to outnumber births in the years to come.