Religion in Jordan


Religion in Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a majority Muslim country, with 88% of the population following Sunni Islam while a small minority of around 2% follow Shia Islam. Jordan also has a significant Christian minority, making up around 10% of the population, mainly Greek Orthodox, Catholic or Coptic.

Distribution

The percentages vary slightly in different cities and regions, for instance the south of Jordan and cities like Zarka have the highest percentage of Muslims, while Amman, Madaba, Salt, and Kerak have larger Christian communities than the national average, and the town of Fuhais is Christian.

ocial life

In general, Muslims and Christians live together with no major problems regarding differences and discrimination. While some families may privately have a point of view against a certain religious group, it does not often take a public shape. There has been some recent controversy regarding the difficulties that Christians fleeing from Iraq have faced in attempting to gain citizenship or refugee status in Jordan.

ee also

*Demographics of Jordan
*Islam in Jordan
*Christianity in Jordan
*Fuhais
*Al Hisn


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