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Islam in Syria
Wed, 2017-May-10 00:58 UTC
Length - 1:31
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our random article today is Islam in Syria.
Islam in Syria is followed by 90% of the country's total population: Sunnis make up 74% of the total, mostly of Arab, Kurdish and Turkoman ethnicities. Shias make up the remaining 13%: Alawites are the predominant Shia group, followed by Twelvers and Ismailis. Sunnis are mainly of the Shafi'i madhhab with pockets of Hanafi and Hanbali. Several large Sufi orders are active in the country, including the Naqshbandi tariqa, and Qadiriyya. Although not traditionally considered as Muslims, the Druze make up 3% of the total population.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:58 UTC on Wednesday, 10 May 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Syria.
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