Al Salamu 'Alaykum.
One common myth among non-Muslims is that all or most Muslims are Arabs. This is untrue. While it is true that the last Prophet, Muhammad (saws) was born in Arabia and the Islamic faith spread from there, it is also true that the Muslim community is a global community, alhamdulillah and its largest portion is in the Far East rather than in
Arabia. Also, there are more Muslims in China than in Syria and in Germany than in . Lebanon
Approximately 62% of the world’s Muslims live in Asia with the largest Muslim country by population being
. Indonesia has approximately 200 million Muslims and accounts for 13% of the world’s Muslim population. Indonesia
Arab Muslims account for only 20% of the entire Ummah and in the Middle East, two non-Arab countries,
Turkey and are the largest Muslim majority countries. Islam is also the predominant religion of Iran North Africa. Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities in Africa.
The following figures are based on the demographic study by the
report of Mapping the Global Muslim Population, as of 8 October 2009: Pew Research Center
The top twenty Muslim countries by Population are as follows:
15. Saudi Arabia.
And that puts that particular myth to rest.