Shia Islam in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Shi'a Islam is a small minority of Islam; Muslims in general make up 50% of the nation.[1] A 2009 Pew Forum report estimates that less than 1% of Muslims in Burkina Faso are Shia.[2] The Ahlu Bayt Portal cites several studies ranging from under 1% of the Muslim population, to a 2000 cite from the Imam Husayn Encyclopedia which claims that 9.38% of Burkinese Muslims are Shi'a.[3]

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  1. Mark Juergensmeyer; Wade Clark Roof (18 October 2011). Encyclopedia of Global Religion. SAGE Publications. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-1-4522-6656-5.
  2. Mapping the Global Muslim Population. Estimate Range of Shia by Country. Pew Forum, 2010
  3. Shia Population in: Burkina Faso. 2010 Jan 11.
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