Shi'a Islam in Ivory Coast

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Shia Islam in Ivory Coast is composed of tiny minority of Shia Muslim community of Ivory Coast.

History and culture[edit]

Following Shia Muslim observance are observed in Ivory Coast:[1]

  • Arba'een of Imam Hussain
  • Mawlid an Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Birth of Imam Mahdi
  • Eid al-Ghadeer, commemorates the appointment of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib by Prophet Muhammad as his immediate successor

Population estimates[edit]

According to Pew Forum the population of Shia in Ivory Coast is less than one percent of the total Muslim population of Ivory Coast[2] while as per Imam Husayn (as) Encyclopedia the population of Shia in Ivory Coast is around five percent of the total Muslim population of Ivory Coast.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivory Coast's National Holidays and other National Celebrations". 17 September 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Percentage Range of Shia by Country". Pew forum. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shia Population in: Ivory Coast". The AhlulBayt World Assembly. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 

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