10 Extremely Powerful Religions In The World
Money is the most important thing and everyone’s need. But what is more powerful than money? Yes, the name is God. World’s population follows their own religion and faith. Which are those powerful religions? Therefore today I came up with 10 extremely powerful religions in the world.
Number of followers: 4.2 Million
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Jainism is an ancient Indian religion belonging to the Sramana tradition. The central tenet is non-violence and respect towards all living beings. The majority of Jains reside in India. With 6-7 million followers. Jainism is smaller than many other major world religions. Outside of India, some of the largest Jain communities are present in Canada, Europe, Kenya, the UK, and the United States.
9. Bahá’í Faith
Number of followers: 7.3 Million
The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. The belief in one god or goddess especially within an organized religion the unity of humanity. The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million Bahá’ís around the world in more than 200 countries.
Number of followers: 17 Million
The distinctive characteristics of the Judaism encompass the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people. The history of Judaism spans more than 3,000 years. Judaism is considered one of the oldest monotheistic religions. With between 14.5 and 17.4 million adherents worldwide. Judaism is the tenth-largest religion in the world.
Number of followers: 28 Million
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion originated in the Punjab. The Indian Subcontinent during the 15th century. Faith and meditation on the name of the one creator. Unity of all humankind, engaging in selfless service. Striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all. With 25-28 million adherents worldwide. Sikhism is the ninth-largest religion in the world.
Number of followers: 100 Million
Shinto is a Japanese religion. It focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past. Shinto is the largest religion in Japan, practiced by nearly 80% of the population. With 100 million adherents worldwide.
Number of followers: 173 Million
Taoism is a religious or philosophical tradition of Chinese origin. The roots of Taoism go back at least to the 4th century BCE. Today, the Taoist tradition is one of the five religious doctrines officially recognized in the People’s Republic of China as well as Taiwan. With more than 173 followers.
Number of followers: 488 Million
Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. It originated in India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. It is the world’s fourth-largest religion. With over 500 million followers or 7% of the global population.
Number of followers: 1,100 Million
Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. It is the oldest religion in the world. Scholars regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis of various Indian cultures and traditions. This “Hindu synthesis” started to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, with over 1 billion followers or 15% of the global population, known as Hindus.
Number of followers: 1,600 Million
Islam is a religion articulated by the Quran, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allah). It is the world’s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion in the world, with over 1.7 billion followers or 23% of the global population, known as Muslims. Muslims consider Muhammad to be the last predictor of God.
Number of followers: 2,200 Million
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. It is the world’s largest religion. With over 2.4 billion followers, or 33% of the global population. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as the Messiah.
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