Islam in Southeast Asia

Islam In Southeast Asia

Islam is the most widely practiced religion in Southeast Asia, numbering approximately 240 million adherents which translate to about 40% of the entire population, with majorities in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Significant minorities are located in the other Southeast Asian states. Most Muslims in Southeast Asia belong to the Sunni sect and within it, the Shafi`i school of fiqh, or religious law. It is the official religion in Malaysia and Brunei while it is one of the six official faiths in Indonesia.

See also: Muslim Southeast Asia
Early Islam converts year
Phra Ong Mahawangsa of Kedah Kingdom 1160 - 1179
King Merah Silu of Pasai 1267 - 12??
Megat Iskandar Shah of Malacca 1414 - 1424
Kertawijaya (Bhre Tumapel) of Majapahit 1447 - 1451

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