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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 1740–1775 | Cite as

History and Prospect of Muslims in Western Europe

  • Houssain KettaniEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

The birth of Islam over fourteen centuries ago was a monumental event in human history with an everlasting effect on humanity. For centuries researchers contemplated on the growth and distribution of Muslims throughout the world. The purpose of this manuscript is to present a reliable estimate of the Muslim population in Western Europe since the inception of Islam at the start of the seventh century to the end of the twenty-first century. The considered region consists of nine countries and territories: Andorra, Belgium, France, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. A centennial data estimate for these countries from 600AD to 2100AD (approximately 1H–1500H) of the total population, and corresponding Muslim population and its percentage are provided. Furthermore, the same data in decennial order from 1790 to 2100 (or 1210H–1520H) are provided for each country. These data are summarized to be a reference for other studies and discussions related to the Muslim population.

Keywords

Muslim population Estimate Western Europe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information Systems EngineeringFort Hays State UniversityHaysUSA

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