Islam in Afghanistan

religion in Afghanistan

Islam is the state religion of the Afghanistan. About 99.7% of the Afghan population is Muslim. About 80-89% practice Sunni Islam and belong to the Hanafi Islamic law school.[1] 10-15% are Shi'a, most of whom follow the Twelver branch with smaller numbers of Ismailis.[2]

A view of the Haji Abdul Rahman Mosque in Kabul, which is the largest in Afghanistan.


  1. "Religion in Afghanistan - SCA".
  2. "Shiarange.pdf" (PDF).