Islam in Kuwait

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Islam is the main religion of the citizens of Kuwait and the majority of Kuwait's citizen population is Muslim; there are no official figures, but it is estimated that 60-70% are Sunni and 30-40% are Shias.[1]

Some other minor Muslim sects do exist in Kuwait's society, but in very small or rare numbers. There are no estimates of the number of non-citizen Muslims.[2]

Although Kuwait's constitution is considered to be the most liberal of the GCC states, occasional attempts to "Islamize" the constitution occur. In February 2017, a Kuwati Member of Parliament called for amending article 79 in the constitution in order "to make sure all acts promulgated by the parliament are fully consistent with Sharia."[3] However, academics, politicians and public commentators reject the amendment.[4]

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  1. ^ Burwell, Francis G. "The Evolution of U. S.-Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context" (PDF). Strategic Studies Institute. 
  2. ^ "The Evolution of U. S.-Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context" (PDF). Strategic Studies Institute. p. 87. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Toumi, Habib (2017-02-15). "Kuwait MP wades into controversy over Islamisation amendment". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  4. ^ "‘Article 79 amendment will step up extremism’ - ‘Need to tackle other challenges now’ - ARAB TIMES". ARAB TIMES. 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2017-02-23.