It seems the web browser you're using doesn't support some of the features of this site. For the best experience, we recommend using a modern browser that supports the features of this website. Asia is home of 65 percent of the world's Muslims, and Indonesia, in Southeast, is the world's most populous Muslim country. This essay looks at the spread of Islam into Southeast Asia and how religious belief and expression fit with extant and modern polictical and economic infrastructures.
Islam in South Asia
Asian and Middle Eastern Islam - Foreign Policy Research Institute
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Being Muslim in Central Asia
We in the West have long identified Islam with Arab culture. In one sense this is reasonable enough. After all, the Quran and the canonical accounts of the actions and sayings of the Prophet Mohammed the Hadith are all written in Arabic, and Muslim scholars insist that a proper study of these sacred works is possible only in Arabic.
Islam is the second largest religion in South Asia with about million Muslims , forming about one third of South Asia 's population. South Asia has the largest population of Muslims in the world , with about one-third of all Muslims being from South Asia. In India , Islam is the second-largest religion while in Sri Lanka and Nepal it is the third-largest religion. As soon as the religion originated and had gained early acceptance in the Arabian Peninsula, though the first incursion through sea by the new Muslim successor states of the Arab World occurred around CE or AD, during the Rashidun Caliphate , long before any Arab army reached the frontier of India by land.