Top 10 Largest Religions In The World

Religions are simply the identification element for humans to give more importance. Universal there are hundred of religions in the world. Among all, there are few religions with standard records.

Being religious does not mean you only have to believe in what is being told, but being religious means is the proof of life, nature and the existence of humans in the right way. So, here is the List of the world’s top 10 largest religions as of 2018

10. Shintoism

Largest Religions

Followers: Approximately 4 million
Of Total Population: 0.01%

Shintoism was founded in 300 BC. With no specific founder, people who follow this religion are called Shinto. It is a form of Toaic religion. The religion has two sacred known scriptures: Nihon Shoki and The Kojiki, written and completed in 712 AD.

9. Jainism

Largest Religions 2019

Followers: 4.5 million
Of Total population: 0.06%

Jainism was founded in 600 BC by “The Great Hero” Mahavira. The people who follow Jainism are called Jains. The written scripture of Jainism is called Jain Agamas and there are more than forty Jain Agamas. These scriptures are available in Prakrit language. The religions have two categories of followers, The Shvetambaras and The Digambaras. It is a Dharmic religion with the basic preaching of non-violence, life after death etc.

8. Confucianism

Largest Religions

Followers: 7 Million Followers
Of Total Population: 0.1 %

Confucianism was founded by Kong Qiu (K’ung Ch’iu) in 600 BC. Just like Shintoism, Confucianism is a Taoist religion and consist of the most of the population from South East Asia. The followers are known as Confucius and Confucians. There are four major books of this religion and five classic books which are Holy books of Confucianism. With over 7 million followers all across the world, Confucianism is the eighth biggest religion in the world.

7. Bahaism

Largest Religions

Follower: 8 Million Approximately
Of Total Population: 0.15 Percent

Bahaism was founded by Mirza Husayn Ali (Bahaullah) in 1900 AD. It was initially started in Iran in the 19th century where Bahaullah preached the religion but was later victimised many times during his life and died in Palestine after getting captured in a prison. The followers of this religion are known as Bahai and Babis. The holy book of Bahai people is Kitab al-Aqdas. The religion follows the Abrahamic teaching and currently spread across the middle eastern countries and many parts of Asia.

6. Judaism

Largest Religions 2019

Followers: 20 Million
Of Total population: 0.3 %

Judiasm was founded by Abraham, Jacob and Issac in 1300 BC. Like Bahaism, it is also an Abrahamic religion and one of the oldest religion in the world. With more than 20 million followers all across the globe, it is the sixth largest religion as well. The followers of Judaism are called Jews and they split into thrombin assemblies Conservative, Orthodox and Liberals. Israel consists of core Jewish population followed by United Stated where the maximum percentage of the community is concentrated

5. Sikhism

Largest Religions

Followers: 30 Million Followers
Of total population: 0.4 Percent

Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak during 1469-1539 AD. The religion was founded in the state of Punjab in India. Sikhism is the third largest Dharmic religion and the people who follow this religion are called Sikh. The holy book of this religion is “Guru Granth Sahib” which was written in Gurmukhi script originally. Sikh folks can be recognised by the turbans especially on the head of men.

4. Buddhism

Largest Religions

Followers: 400 Million
Of total population: 7 Percent

Buddhism was founded in 600 BC by Siddhartha Gautama who is also known as “The Buddha” Buddhism is a Dharmic religion and just like Hinduism the teachings are based on life after death, karma and reincarnation. The people who follow Buddhism are called Buddhists. The holy book of Buddhism is called “The Tripitaka meaning Three Baskets. The actual version of the book was written in Pali language. The religion has different sects such as Mahayana, Vajrayana and Hinayana. Many regions in Asia also follow Tibetan Buddhism which is a part of Vajrayana.

3. Hinduism

Largest Religions

Followers: 1 Billion Followers
Of Total population: 15 %

Hinduism is currently the third biggest religion in the world and also one of the oldest religion on this earth. Almost 99.99% of the total Hindu population lives in South Asia ad India along consist of 90% of Hindu followers. The interesting fact about Hinduism is that there is no founder of this religion and the existence of this religion can be tracked back to 1500 BC. The Upanishads and Vedas are the sacred books of Hinduism.

2. Islam

Largest Religions

Followers: 1.6 Billion Followers
Of total population: 23 Percent

Islam was founded in 610 AD by Prophet Muhammad. The people who follow Islamic religion are known as Muslims and they strictly believe in Muhammad, Allah, Sunnah and Quran. It is the oldest and second biggest religion in the world and also known as the fastest growing religion in the world. The holy book of Quran is read by all the Muslims. Muslim community consists of two groups: Shia and Sunni. Almost 90% of Islamic followers are Sunnis and only 10% of people are Shias. Just like Judaism and Bahaism, Islam is also an Abrahamic Religion.

1. Christianity

Largest Religions

Followers: 2.3 Billion
Of Total Population: 32 Percent

Christianity is the oldest, most popular and largest religion in the world as of 2018. It was founded by Jesus Christ in somewhere around 27 AD. Christianity is also the oldest Abrahamic Religion. The people who follow this religion are called Christians. They believe that Jesus was the son of God. They have a high faith in death and returning of Jesus. Their holy book is called Bible and it is read by most of the Christians. It comprises of two sections added into one: The Old Testament & The New Testament. There are three types of Christian communities: Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Each of the section comes with different beliefs, preaching and traditions.

These are the largest religion in the world, Many of the spiritual leaders and gurus have come from these religions. Religion can be explained in many ways and the faith is the major factor that has lead to the growth and sustainability of all the religions in the world.

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  1. Came to the comments’ section to see all the “grownups” religious making tantrums on “my religion is the only one real / the best”. They were mostly abrahamic (Christians or muslims). Not disappointed ☺️☺️☺️.

  2. Adam peace be upon him
    Was the first human to be created, Jews know, Christians know, Islam knows, who knows what religion did Adam peace be upon him have. That would declare the oldest religion on earth..

  3. Judaism then Christianity then Muslims.
    This religions are related because after one messenger came and another one came. Muhammad is the last messenger if you don’t believe it and try to know the truth . All Muslims are believed all messengers’s books. Christians and Muslims are so closer if we see at all messengers

  4. Judaism then Christianity then Muslims.
    This religions are related because after one messenger came and another one came. Muhammad is the last messenger if you don’t believe it and try to know the truth . All Muslims are believed all messengers’s books. Christians and Muslims are so closer if we see at all messengers

  5. I cannot speak for the eastern religions, but Christianity is certainly nowhere near the oldest religion in the world. It is an outgrowth of Judaism (as is Islam). Judaism is 5,778 years old this year. This basic mistake makes everything on your website suspect.

  6. islam is true religion and holy Quran is book of humanity and Quran is guide every humnity not only for muslims evreone must read and understand what says quran

  7. to the website:Loard Buddha was not the founder of Jainism .YOU HAVE INSERTED BUDDHA’S PICTURE TO JAINISM.though Mahayana and Vajrayana are branches of Buddhism,the branch THERAVADA is the one that is most conservative and which hold most of the original teachings.You have not mentioned about that.

  8. So Christianity is believing Jesus saved u so before Jesus was born judiasm was true. I am a christian u believe whatever u want. Doesn’t hurt me. I respect ur beliefs if u respect mine

  9. Christianity is not the oldest religion. Man worshiped nature first. Nature is the oldest religion. Try living without the sun!

  10. Read Carefully Now………..
    Top 10 “LARGEST” Religions In The World.
    Not talking about the “Oldest.” But the “LARGEST.”
    How do you people get that concept confused is beyond me!

  11. MUHHAMAD PEACE BE UPON HIM IS NOT THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM BUT FINAL MESSENGER OR PROPHET OF ISLAM.
    ISLAM STARTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION OF ADAM PEACE BE UPON HIM.
    ALL THE PROPHETS LIKE ADAM,NOAH, DANIEL,JOSEPH,JONAH,ABRAHAM,JACOB,ISSAC,ISHMAEL,MOSES,JESUS, MUHHAMMAD PEACE BE UPON THEM ALL ARE ISLAMIC PROPHETS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
    ISLAM IS ONLY RELIGION WHICH ACCOMMODATE ALL PROPHET THROUGH WHICH ALL RELIGION DIVIDED.

  12. MUHHAMAD PEACE BE UPON HIM IS NOT THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM BUT FINAL MESSENGER OR PROPHET OF ISLAM.
    ISLAM STARTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION OF ADAM PEACE BE UPON HIM.
    ALL THE PROPHETS LIKE ADAM,NOAH, DANIEL,JOSEPH,JONAH,ABRAHAM,JACOB,ISSAC,ISHMAEL,MOSES,JESUS, MUHHAMMAD PEACE BE UPON THEM ALL ARE ISLAMIC PROPHETS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
    ISLAM IS ONLY RELIGION WHICH ACCOMMODATE ALL PROPHET THROUGH WHICH ALL RELIGION DIVIDED.

  13. hi. all actually i got a answer from quran about the islam. th e islam is first religion in the earth from the beginnings of Adam( A.S ) Christians are call ADAM and he is the first Prophet in ISLAM As i know. so please if anybody have any doubt ask this questions to any muslim moulana or any big big imam…

    • And last Prophet is Mohammad and in between there are almost 1.4 million Prophet was came in the Earth like Isah (A.S ) , and mosah (A.S)…..

  14. I want to start a new religion here it’s called ‘ ‘Humanity ‘ we are all evolved from Apes we started to live in a community our brains were better developed and we could do things which other animals couldn’t do and then to keep some discipline in humans all these religions we’re built by humans who wanted humanity to be followed in discipline which is now becoming a reason to spoil the discipline so my Religion is
    ‘HUMANITY ‘

  15. Believe it or not islam will the biggest religion sonner or later and islam is the correct religion try to find a mistake in quran u will never i dare ya its just too perfect.Jesus is not a son of god he is a messenger of god which our holy prophet is too and prophet isa aka jesus will come back, but he never died someone else died in his place that dunno if that is written in quran or not but thats a fact jesus was also a muslim the abilities he had was a gift form our god every messenger was born with some kind of ability thats what i heard atleast.so Christianity is not a real religion its made up and buddisim is very old i tell u that if u talk about bible there could be some flaw or mistake i dunno i never read it but in Qur`an its different u will never be able to find a flaw cuz its just too prefect they are words sent to us by our god throu jabreil then Prophet P.B.U.H u can never find a mistake in his way of life he is a complete code of life, hope u got something in ur brains.
    That concludes my answer

  16. Hindus believe that there is one true god, the supreme spirit, called Brahman. Brahman has many forms, pervades the whole universe, and is symbolised by the sacred syllable Om (or Aum). Most Hindus believe that Brahman is present in every person as the eternal spirit or soul, called the atman. The Yoga meditation also came from Hinduism which can control your negative thinking and bad habits. And at last in few of the rural areas in India you can see the miracles of Hindu gods still now which no one knows.

  17. This blog is a click bait.. There is no other big religion except Islam. I’m a Christian before, but Allah finds a way to love Islam for what I am right now.

    Allah knows all.

  18. JESUS MEANS ISAH ALAISALAM
    NEVER SAID IN THE BIBLE BOTH
    OLD TESTAMENT
    NEW TESTAMENT

    JESUS NEVER SAID TO WORSHIP HIM

    JESUS OWNLY NEVER SAID HIMSELF I AM GOD OR WORSHIP ME

    JESUS WAS ONLY A MESSANGER OF LIKE IBRAHIM ISAAQ MOOSA MUHAMMED PEACE BE UPON HIM ALL

    • Jesus was before Muhammad right ?
      and his name was Jesus and know for his name Jesus.

      why his name changed to ISAH ?

      Peace

    • The Name Christ Jesus means “Anointed Saviour”. He was/is far more than just a Prophet. He is far more important than the human Mohamad, who had no Divine Origin, unlike Jesus.

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