Shia Islam in Benin

Shia Islam in Benin is composed of a minority, Shia Muslim community of Benin. The majority of Muslims in Benin, however, practice Sunni Islam.

History and culture

Following Shia Muslim observance are observed in Benin:[1]

Population estimates

Shia population in Benin is estimated between one and twelve percent of the total Muslim population of Benin, according to Pew Forum it is less than one percent[2] while as per Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly the population of Shia in Benin is around twelve percent of the total Muslim population of Benin.[3]


  1. "Benin's National Holidays and other National Celebrations". 17 September 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  2. "Estimated Percentage Range of Shia by Country" (PDF). Pew forum. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  3. "Shia Population in: Benin". The AhlulBayt World Assembly. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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