By powerful we only mean the total number of population the religions have. we have arranged them from 10 to 1 as there increasing in number of followers of that religion
so lets begin to know 10 powerful regilions of world.
10. BAHA Ì
Baha ì faith has 7 million adherents or follower around the world. It was founded by Baha’ullah a persian man in the 19th century. Bahaì faith belives in unity of all religion it emerges religious history as a series of divine messanger krishna, buddha, moses, jesus, muhammad it belives that all mesenger established a religion which suited the need and capacity of people of that time. bahaì’s worship one god of all humans.
judaism has 14 million followers around the world most of them are in israel. the first temple of judaism solomon’s temple dated back to 832 BC it was an importanat holy temple abhraham was the father of jewish people. judaism is monothestic religion which believes in worship of only one god.
The number of Sikhs in the world is around 25 million, and about 83% of them live in India.
Sikhism (Khalsa or Sikhmat;) was started in the 15th century by Guru Nanak Dev in punjab present day pakistan. The religious texts of Sikhs are Shri Adi Granth or Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth. In Sikhism, their religious place is called Gurdwara. Ten Sikhs are generally considered to be Sikhs, but the Sikh religious text contains thirty bhagats, including six gurus, whose Sikhs are considered important to follow the Sikh path. they beilieve that god is one omkara.
7. Traditional african religions.
Followers of traditional religions in Sub-Saharan Africa are distributed in 43 countries and their number is estimated to be over 100 million.
Traditional African religions generally believe in one life after another, one or more spirit worlds, and ancestor worship is an important basic concept in most religions. Some African religions adopted different ideas through the influence of Islam or Hinduism.
6. Chinese traditional religion
A 2012 Pew Research Center report found that more than 294 million people, or 21 percent of China’s population, follow folk religions.
The believe of chinese traditional religion are religion such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, the Chinese syncretic religions.This may include the veneration of forces of nature and ancestors, exorcism of harmful forces, and a belief in the rational order of nature, the universe and reality that can be influenced by human beings and their rulers, as well as spirits and gods
Buddhism is practiced by about 500 million people, represents 7% to 8% of the world’s total population.
Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and this change is always possible. Enlightenment is the path of enlightenment through the practice and development of meditation and knowledge. Buddhists believe that life is infinite and suffering, subject to uncertainty.
Hinduism has around 1.2 billion followers worldwide (15% of the world’s population). Nepal and India are countries where Hindus constitute majority of their population.
Hindus believe in the principles of samsara (the continuous cycle of life, death and rebirth) and karma (the universal law of cause and effect). One of the major ideas of Hinduism is belief in the “superman” or soul. This philosophy assumes that living beings have a soul, and they are all part of the Supreme Spirit
3. Irreligion or Atheism
The global demographics of irreligiouse
are estimated based on the former being the maximum and the latter the minimum, so between 450 million and 1.6 million people.
Atheism is the lack of belief in the existence of gods in a broader sense. Broadly, atheism is a rejection of the belief that any gods exist. In an even more narrow sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no gods.
Islam has 1.8 billion adherents, making up about 24.1% of the world population.
Islam was founded in city of mecca by prophet muhammad in the 7th century.
Islam has a monotheistic (belief in a God) message, and follows certain principles of Christianity and Judaism. The followers of Islam, Muslims, believe in Allah, the one God, and believe that Muhammad was their prophet. They also believe that Adam was the first prophet of the Bible’s Old Testament
Christians remained the largest religious group in the world , making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people.
Christianity began in the 1st century AD after Jesus died and resurrected, as a small group of Jewish people in Judea, but quickly spread throughout the Roman empire. These are the major believes of christans
Faith in God Jesus Christ as Father, Son of God and Holy Spirit.
Death, descent into hell, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
Church’s piety and devotion to saints.
The Second Coming of Christ, the Day of Judgment and Salvation of Believers.
The Judaism, Islam and Christanity can also come under one name “Abrahamic religion” as they worship same god and all three faiths are decendent of abraham.