The main and official religion of afghanistan is islam, which represents around 99 percent of the country's population of 33 million more than 80 percent of afghan muslims practice sunni islam, while a small minority identify as shia.
3 major religions in asia hinduism in central asia uzbekistan and afghanistan are the two countries with the largest muslim population, while the non-arab nations of turkey and iran have the highest number of muslims in western asia some of the 23 major muslim countries in asia include lebanon, oman, yemen, bahrain, iran, iraq, and.
The latter three minority religions are officially recognized and protected, and have reserved seats in the iran parliament zoroastrianism was once the majority religion, though today zoroastrians number only in the tens of thousands [4. In pursuing yazdegerd, the arabs chose to enter the area from north-eastern iran islam was by far, the predominant religion of kabul along with other major cities of afghanistan later, religion in afghanistan (latest estimate. Iran is officially known as the islamic republic of iran, so the major religion in iran is islam religion in iran is dominated by the shi'a branch of islam, which is the official state religion.
Iran - religion: the vast majority of iranians are muslims of the ithnā ʿasharī, or twelver, shīʿite branch, which is the official state religion the kurds and turkmen are predominantly sunni muslims, but iran’s arabs are both sunni and shīʿite small communities of christians, jews, and zoroastrians are also found throughout the country. Following the arab invasion, zoroastrians in iran faced severe religious discrimination and were subjected to forced conversion, exile and harassment in the form of sanctions in all major aspects of life. Persian empire zoroastrianism shaped one of the ancient world’s largest empires—the mighty persia empire it was the state religion of three major persian dynasties.
Before the 1978 communist coup, islam was the official religion of afghanistan in an effort to win over religious leaders, the marxist regime set up a department of islamic affairs in 1981 and began providing funds for new mosques and for the maintenance of old ones. An important figure in muslim life in afghanistan is the mullah (a male religious leader or teacher) any man who can recite the koran (the sacred scripture of islam) from memory can be a mullah, but the mullah may not understand either the words or the meaning, since the book was written and is memorized in arabic, which is not a local language.