Published On: Mon, Oct 30th, 2017

Top 10 Biggest And Largest Religions In The World 2018

Last Updated: February 12, 2018

Religion is a cultural system of assigned behaviors and patterns, world views, texts, sacred places, ethics and the organizations, that linked with humanity to the supernatural and powerful sources.

Religious exercises related with rituals, sermons, commemoration, behaviors, foods, cultures, festivals, compromises, feasts, initiations, spell, funerary services, matrimonial services, prayer, music, art, dance, public service, treatments or other aspects of human culture and lot of other things.

Religion may define in many ways people of the world lived with specific culture or regions that have the specific religion as well and spend life according to term and condition which are given by their religions.

Some religions have to founder but they believe according to measured and established religions there are many largest religions in this world but Islam is best and top largest that growing rapidly all over the world they believe in ALLAH, Muhammad, Sunnah and Holy book Quran.

Here is the list of Top 10 Biggest and Largest Religions in the World 2018.

10. Shintoism

This is another largest religion in the world also called kami-no-michi, and Shinto its religion of Japan they focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligent manners, to found a connection with today Japan and its history. The followers of this religion about 4 million in other words they are about 0.01% of global population this world largest religion was founded in 300 BC but founder is not known. The religion has two Holy books such as Nihon Shoki and The Kojiki, written and completed in 712 AD they believe that the Spirituals powers existed in the natural world.

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9. Jainism

It’s traditionally known as Jain Dharma is an ancient Indian religion, followers of this largest religion “Jains”, which is derived from the Sanskrit word jina or victor divided into two parts such as The Shvetambaras and The Digambaras, they believe that this religion is an eternal dharma with the Tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology. This is also declared as one of the largest religions in the world with almost 4.5 million followers which are about 0.06% of total population of the world. It was founded in 600 BC by “The Great Hero” Mahavira.

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8. Confucianism

This religion described as traditional ways, doctrine, a religion, rationalistic religion, Government rules means that’s simple way of life also known as Ruism which was founded by Kong Qiu (K’ung Ch’iu) during 600 BC. It is world largest and Taoist religion which most of the population consist from South East Asia they have about 7 million followers this is almost 0.1 % from world population. Confucianism religion have four major books of this religion and five classic books which are Holy books of this largest religion, during 20th century Confucianism’s influence diminished greatly.

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7. Bahaism

Another one of the largest religion in the world in Bahaism which was founded by the by Mirza Husayn Ali (Bahaullah) during 19th century and the holy book of Bahai people is Kitab al-Aqdas. This religion grew out of the Iranian messianic movement of Babism and developed into a global religion with internationalist and Disarmer accent. The followers of this world religion are known as Bahai and Babis followers the Abrahamic teaching and currently situated across the Middle Eastern countries and many parts of Asia they have perfect tolerance from the globe.

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6. Judaism

One of the oldest religions in the world the history of Judaism spans more than 3,000 years its roots based in the Middle East during the Bronze Age as a structured religion it was founded by Abraham, Jacob and Issac in 1300 BC. During 2015, the world Jewish population was calculated about 14.3 million, or roughly 0.2% of the total global population they are situated in Israel, United States Canada, Europe, groups spread South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. They are divided into groups like Orthodox Judaism (Haredi Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism), Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism.

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5. Sikhism

The people are related to this religion Sikhism are called Sikh which means that “disciple”, and “learner” is a monotheistic & panentheistic religion that grow from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. This largest religion in the world founded in 1469-1539 AD by the Guru Nanak the holy book of this religion is “Guru Granth Sahib” which was written in Gurmukhi script originally. This is considered as one of the youngest of the major world religions. They teach their followers to avoid the “Five Thieves” such as lust, rage, greed, attachment and conceit.

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4. Buddhism

Buddhism was founded by the Siddhartha Gautama who is also called “The Buddha” during 600 BC this religion grow up in Ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE it spread through much of Asia, where after it diminution in India during the Middle Ages. It is also declared as one of the oldest religion with 500 million followers which are about 7% of the overall world population they known as Buddhists, the holy book of this religion is The Tripitaka meaning Three Baskets in Pali language. Their practices like refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma & Sangha, study of scriptures, observance of moral precepts and others.

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3. Hinduism

It is also oldest and world largest religions about 99.99% of the total Hindu population lives in South Asia and India along consist of 90% of Hindu followers they have no founder of this religion. This is largest religion with almost 1 billion followers in other words 15% of the world population which are called Hindus the main part of the population in India, Nepal, Mauritius and the island of Bali in Indonesia, they believe on the books of The Upanishads and Vedas. Hindu patterns or rituals like puja (worship) and recitations, meditation, family-oriented rites of passage, annual festivals.

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2. Islam

Islam is world best religion which was founded in 610 AD by Prophet Muhammad who was last Prophet of Allah the people of Islam believe in only one Allah, Muhammad, Sunnah and Quran. The holy book of Quran is read by all the Muslims and followed strictly; Muslims are divided into two parts such as Shia and Sunni but Sunni are almost 90% and remaining only 10% are Shia. Islam is oldest and fastest-growing major religion all over the world, with about 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world population Muslims is lived in more than 50 countries this is best religions ever.

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1. Christianity

It is declared as one of the top largest religions in the world with the population is about 2.4 billion in other world 33% of the world population known as Christians they are situated in more than 158 countries and territories. This religion was founded by Jesus Christ and also known as Abrahamic religion that began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century, the people of this religion believe that Jesus is the God Son and the Redeemer of humanness whose approaching as the Messiah was Vaticinator in the Old Testament also considered as one of the oldest religion their holy book is called Bible.

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