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Top 10 Largest Religions In The World 

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Religion is one of the principles that guide most human beings on earth.  At its core, religion typically involves a belief in one or more supernatural or divine powers or forces that govern the universe and the human experience. While most people behave according to the guidelines of their religion. Religion can take many forms and vary greatly from culture to culture.mWe shall be considering the top 10 religion on earth

10. Shintoism

Shintoism
Shintoism is the indigenous religion of Japan, with around 4 million followers. It emphasizes reverence for nature and ancestor worship and is closely tied to Japanese culture and identity. The followers of this religion believe in the power of spirituality.

9. Jainism 

Jainism 
Jainism is an ancient Indian religion with around 4.5 million followers worldwide. It emphasizes non-violence and the pursuit of spiritual purity, and its holy text includes the Agamas

8. Confucianism

Confucianism
Confucianism is the eighth largest religion with over 6.1 million followers. It is based on a Chinese philosophy and ethical system founded by Confucius in the 5th century BCE. It is not strictly a religion but has religious elements, and its teachings emphasize moral values and social order.

7. Bahá’í Faith  

Bahá’í Faith  
Bahá’í Faith is the seventh largest religion with over 7 million followers. It is a monotheistic religion founded in Iran in the mid-19th century. Religion believes in the unity of the people in the world. It is based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. Its holy book is the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.

6. Judaism

Judaism
Judaism started in Israel and became the six largest religions on earth with over 7 million followers.  Judaism is based on the belief in one God and the covenant between God and the Jewish people. The holy book of Judaism is the Hebrew Bible.

5. Sikhism

Sikhism
Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world, with over 25 million followers. It originated in India and is based on the teachings of Guru Nanak. Sikhs believe in one God and follow the principles of equality, justice, and service.

4. Buddhism

Buddhism
Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma, and Dharmavinaya is the fourth-largest religion in the world, with over 500 million followers. Buddhists believe in karma, rebirth, and Impermanence. The religion’s origin can be traced back to India.

3. Hinduism

Hinduism
Hinduism is one of the oldest religions on earth and is the third largest religion with over one billion followers.
It is a complex and diverse religion that originated in India and is characterized by beliefs in reincarnation, karma, and various deities.

2. Islam 

Islam 
Islam is the second largest religion on earth, with over 1.9 billion followers. Those that practice islam are known as Muslims, and they worship God according to their doctrines in the Holy Quran.

1. Christianity 

Christianity 
Christianity was birthed over 2000 years ago after the death of Jesus Christ, It has over 2.4 billion followers and remains the largest religion on earth. The simple definition of Christianity is those who follow the guidelines and doctrines of Jesus Christ, which can be found in the Holy Bible.
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These above religions are the top 10 religions on earth.

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