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.
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.
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." However, academics, politicians and public commentators reject the amendment.
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- Toumi, Habib (2017-02-15). "Kuwait MP wades into controversy over Islamisation amendment". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
- "‘Article 79 amendment will step up extremism’ - ‘Need to tackle other challenges now’ - ARAB TIMES". ARAB TIMES. 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
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