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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam What is This? Covers the religious, political, and social spheres of global Islam in the modern world

    India, Islam in

    Fourteen percent of India's one billion people are Muslim. Characterized by economic and political diversity, they are further divided regionally and linguistically: Bengali, Deccani, Gujarati, Hindustani, Mappila, Oriyya, and Punjabi. Most are Sunni Muslims following the Hanafi legal tradition; about 10 percent are Twelver Shiis, and a smaller percentage are Ismaili Shiis. Most Indian Muslims supported the partition of British India at independence, but a substantial minority supported the Indian National Congress. In independent India Muslims have been politically active as one of the largest Muslim national communities in the world.

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