The birth of Islam over fourteen centuries ago was a monumental event in human history with an everlasting effect on humanity. For centuries, researchers have contemplated the growth and distribution of Muslims throughout the world. This book presents a reliable estimate of the world Muslim population since the inception of Islam at the start of the seventh century to the end of the twenty-first century. In this book, the world is divided into five continents, each of which is further divided into non-overlapping regions, and these in turn are divided into current countries. A centennial data estimate for each region and current country from 600 AD to 2100 AD (approximately 1 H to 1500 H) of the total population, and the corresponding Muslim population and its percentage are provided. Furthermore, the same data in decennial order from 1790 to 2100 (or 1210 H to 1520 H) are provided for each region and country. These data are summarized to be an accurate reference for other studies and discussions related to the Muslim population. Written for demographers, researchers, historians, as well as general readers, this book is an essential reference to all aspects of the world Muslim population.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Muslims in the Near East 3. Muslims in North Africa 4. Muslims in the Balkan Peninsula 5. Muslims in Southern Caribbean Islands 6. Muslims in Australasia 7. World Summary
Houssain Kettani was born in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in 1978. He received his BS in electrical and electronic engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, in 1998, and his MS and PhD, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Kettani served as faculty at the University of South Alabama (2002–2003), Jackson State University (2003–2007), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007–2012), Fort Hays State University (2012–2016), and Florida Polytechnic University (2016–2018), before joining Dakota State University in 2018. He has chaired over 100 international conferences worldwide and presented his research in over 100 refereed conference and journal publications. His work has received more than 600 citations by researchers all over the world.