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Seventh-day Adventist world 1,000,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 18). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2521. "The Seventh Day Adventists today claim more than a million members throughout the world. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 2,051,864 - - - 1970 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 2,390,124 - - - 1973 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210... "
Seventh-day Adventist world 3,480,518 - - - 1980 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 4,500,000 - - 184
countries
1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 147. "The Seventh-day Adventist Church... Present membership totals some 4.5 million in 184 countries. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 5,384,417 - 27,791
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 24. "Since Seventh-day Adventists practice adult... baptism, no infants or children are reported in their world membership, listed at 5,384,417 in 27,791 churches "
Seventh-day Adventist world 6,694,880 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 6,000,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* Banks, Adelle M. (Religious News Services) "New Leaders Mean New Beginnings for Religious Groups " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, March 6, 1999 (viewed online 7 March 1999) "In his remarks, Folkenberg highlighted the accomplishments of the church during his more than eight years as president -- including the establishment of more than 12,000 new congregations, streamlining of the church's administration and a membership increase from 6 million to more than 10 million people. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,102,976 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,650,000 - - - 1992 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 144. "In the United States, membership is around 850,000 and almost stable, but this joins an estimated 7.8 million abroad (as of late 1995). The Church has enjoyed an increase of over 1 million new members since 1992. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,498,653 - - - 1992 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 6,183,585 - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis. "MEMBERSHIP: Inclusive world membership: 6,183,585 including 743,023 members in North America "
Seventh-day Adventist world 6,000,000 - 34,000
units
201
countries
1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 127. "Today over 34,000 congregations meet in 201 countries. Membership exceeds 6 million and increases between six and seven percent each year. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,724,760 - 36,032
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). Church reports only adult, baptized members.
Seventh-day Adventist world - - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Ethnic Mix of the Church " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Ethnic mix: African (black): 39%; Hispanic: 30%; East Asian: 14%; Caucasian: 11%; South Asian: 3%; Other: 3%; (These approximations are for December 31,1993, and are based on region or country of the world or, in North America, the congregation's major ethnic makeup.) Note - East Asians include nationals of the countries from Korea, China, and Japan south to Indonesia and the countnes of Southeast Asia. 'Other' includes native Americans and Pacific islanders. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,962,210 0.15% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210... Ratios of Seventh-day Adventists to World Population: 1993 - 8 million SDAs to 5.506 billion population; Ratio: 1:688... "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,962,210 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 7,000,000 - - - 1994 Tabor, James D. & Eugene V. Gallagher. Why Waco?; Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (1995). [Orig. source: Seventh-Day Adventist Yearbook, 1994 (Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Assoc., 1994), pg. 4]; pg. 24. "Although there are only 750,000 Seventh-Day Adventists in the U.S., there are over seven million of them worldwide. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,382,554 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " Table: "Growth Patterns in church membership since 1863 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,382,554 - 38,816
units
209
countries
1994 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "World Church Statistics " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Year ending 1993 unless otherwise noted... Churches - world (1994): 38,816... Church membership - world (1994): 8,382,554... Countries and areas as recognized by the United Nations: 236; Countries in which SDA work is established: 209 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,650,000 - - - 1995 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 144. "In the United States, membership is around 850,000 and almost stable, but this joins an estimated 7.8 million abroad (as of late 1995). The Church has enjoyed an increase of over 1 million new members since 1992. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,000,000 - 37,000
units
200
countries
1996 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 369. "Worldwide, there are about eight million Seventh-day Adventists. The movement grows by about seven percent annually and has more than 37,000 congregations in over 200 countries. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 9,296,127 - 42,220
units
- 1996 *LINK* official web site End 1996 statistics: Churches-world 42,220; North America 4,706; Church membership-world 9,296,127; North America 858,364; Baptisms and professions of faith 719,679; Ordained ministers, active 13,120
Seventh-day Adventist world 9,500,000 - - 205
countries
1997 *LINK* official web site Membership in the world Church is 9.5 million (June 1997) with an average of 2,014 people baptized each day.
Seventh-day Adventist world 10,650,000 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the World "; Rank: #9
Seventh-day Adventist world 10,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Gorman, Tom & Eric Lichtblau (LA Times). "Privacy-Minded Adventists Shaken by Public Conflict " in Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 29, 1998). "He dismisses much of it as the baseless griping of a disgruntled few among a membership of roughly 10 million, most of it abroad. "
Seventh-day Adventist world - - - 209
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site "The Church now has established work in 209 countries. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 9,700,000 - - 205
countries
1998 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Seventh-Day Adventists " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Revised and expanded, Fall 1998, by Hannah Cho, Sociology 257, New Religious Movements, Prof. J.K. Hadden. "; [Orig. source: Office of Archives and Statistics, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Aug. 1998. "Facts and Figures. "] "Size/Global Missions: U.S. membership is about three quarters of a million but Adventists have maintained an aggressive foreign missions program. Worldwide membership is estimated at 9.7 million, in 205 different countries. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) -
Seventh-day Adventist world 9,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance The Church has about 9 million baptized members, worldwide, who are "of age " and on the "official " roles. The total number of members and adherents is perhaps double that. They have a growth rate of about 7%.
Seventh-day Adventist world 10,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Seventh-day Adventist president resigns " in The Christian Century; Chicago; Feb 24, 1999; (Volume: 116, Issue: 6, pg: 209; ISSN: 00095281); (viewed online 26 Feb. 1999). "Folkenberg, 58, has been president of the 10-million-member international church since 1990... "
Seventh-day Adventist world 9,700,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Associated Press. "Religion around the world ", title of subsection: "NORWEGIAN PICKED TO LEAD SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS " in Desert News, Saturday, March 13, 1999 (viewed online 14 May 1999). "Jan Paulsen has been elected president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Paulsen, vice president since 1995, is a native of Norway and is the first European to lead the denomination which has 9.7 million members worldwide and 876,000 in North America. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 10,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Banks, Adelle M. (Religious News Services) "New Leaders Mean New Beginnings for Religious Groups " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, March 6, 1999 (viewed online 7 March 1999) "In his remarks, Folkenberg highlighted the accomplishments of the church during his more than eight years as president -- including the establishment of more than 12,000 new congregations, streamlining of the church's administration and a membership increase from 6 million to more than 10 million people. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 10,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Ecumenical News International. "Religion around the world ", title of subsection: "ADVENTIST CHIEF CREDITS QUICK RISE FOR BRINGING CALM " in Desert News, Saturday, March 27, 1999 (viewed online 14 May 1999). "On March 1, Paulsen... was named in [Folkenberg] place, becoming the first European and only the second non-North American to head the 10 million-member church, whose general conference headquarters are based in the U.S., although most of its members reside outside North America. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 8,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Seventh-Day Adventists: Elder Unfazed by Y2K " in Salt Lake Tribune, June 26, 1999 (viewed online 26 June 1999). "For Seventh-day Adventists, it is a doctrinal certainty that the return of Jesus Christ is growing nearer, and that the cosmic clock ticks inexorably closer to Earth's midnight... But don't expect Reid or others in his 8 million-member faith to set any dates... "
Seventh-day Adventist world 12,000,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210; Projected: 2000 - 12 million; 2003 (10 yrs) - 14 million... These projections, which employ a compounding formula, are based on membership growth over 20 years between 1973 and 1993, which averaged 6.2+% a year. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 14,000,000 - - - 2003 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210; Projected: 2000 - 12 million; 2003 (10 yrs) - 14 million... These projections, which employ a compounding formula, are based on membership growth over 20 years between 1973 and 1993, which averaged 6.2+% a year. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 26,000,000 - - - 2013 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210; Projected: 2000 - 12 million; 2003 (10 yrs) - 14 million; 2013 (20 yrs) - 26 million...; These projections, which employ a compounding formula, are based on membership growth over 20 years between 1973 and 1993, which averaged 6.2+% a year. "
Seventh-day Adventist world 48,000,000 0.58% - - 2023 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210; Projected:... 2023 (30 yrs) - 48 million; 2043 (50 yrs) - 161 million; These projections, which employ a compounding formula, are based on membership growth over 20 years between 1973 and 1993, which averaged 6.2+% a year... Ratios of Seventh-day Adventists to World Population:... 2023 - 48 million SDAs to 8.303 billion population; Ratio 1:173 "
Seventh-day Adventist world 161,000,000 - - - 2043 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Growth Patterns " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Projections of membership growth beyond 2000: Actual: 1973 - 2,390,124; 1993 - 7,962,210; Projected:... 2023 (30 yrs) - 48 million; 2043 (50 yrs) - 161 million; These projections, which employ a compounding formula, are based on membership growth over 20 years between 1973 and 1993, which averaged 6.2+% a year. "
Seventh-day Adventist Wyoming 1,821 0.40% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,400. [Listed as 'Seventh-Day Adventists.']
Seventh-day Adventist Wyoming - 0.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Seventh-day Adventist Wyoming - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Seventh Day Adventist "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Seventh-day Adventist - clergy world 12,144 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "World Church Statistics " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Year ending 1993 unless otherwise noted... Ordained ministers, active: 12,144; Total active workers 136,539... "
Seventh-day Adventist - Sabbath school world 9,437,832 - 74,187
units
- 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "World Church Statistics " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Year ending 1993 unless otherwise noted... Sabbath Schools: 74,187; Sabbath school membership: 9,437,832 "
Seventh-day Adventist - Sabbath school world 11,400,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Seventh-Day Adventists " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Revised and expanded, Fall 1998, by Hannah Cho, Sociology 257, New Religious Movements, Prof. J.K. Hadden. "; [Orig. source: Office of Archives and Statistics, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Aug. 1998. "Facts and Figures. "] "Size/Global Missions: U.S. membership is about three quarters of a million but Adventists have maintained an aggressive foreign missions program. Worldwide membership is estimated at 9.7 million, in 205 different countries. Sabbath School attendance boasts some 11.4 million members " [The author of this piece has apparently incorrectly identified Sabbath school membership as attendance.]
Seventh-day Adventist - total workers world 136,539 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "World Church Statistics " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Year ending 1993 unless otherwise noted... Ordained ministers, active: 12,144; Total active workers 136,539... "
Seventh-Day Pentecostal Assemblies, Association of world - - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Other Pentecostals; pg. 291. "Association of Seventh-Day Pentecostal Assemblies... Vancouver, WA [H.Q.]... (incorporated in 1967) had existed as an informal fellowship of congregations and ministers since 1931... Membership: Not reported. "
Sgaw Karen Myanmar - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 711. "Although the term 'soul' is often used to translate such concepts as k'la of the Sgaw Karen of Burma... "
Shabi Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Shadhili world - - - - 1700 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 722. "The time of greatest influence for the Sufi orders... Ottoman and Mogul empires... 1500-1800. The number of Muslims affiliated with Sufi brotherhoods during this period was certainly not less than half the population and may have been as high as 80 percent... regional orders, such as the Badawiyya and Shadhiliyaa (both derived from the Rifa'iya) helped to intensify loyalties in Egypt and the Magrib. "
Shadhili world - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 448. "The Shadhili [Sufi] order is one of the largest worldwide, attributed to Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali al-Shadhili (1196-1258), but derived from Abu Madyan Shuaib (d. 1197). Popular in North Africa, Arabia, and Syria, it also gave rise to the Burhani order in Egypt. "
Shadhili world - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Naqshbandi.net "; web page: "A 30-Second Guide to Sufi Orders Found in North America " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999). [Orig. source: GNOSIS Magazine #30 (Winter 1994)] "Shadhili (founder: Imam ash-Shadili [1196-1258]). Founded in Egypt by a Tunisian, the Shadhiliyyah are strong throughout North Africa. "
Shadhili-Alawi world - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Naqshbandi.net "; web page: "A 30-Second Guide to Sufi Orders Found in North America " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999). [Orig. source: GNOSIS Magazine #30 (Winter 1994)] "Shadhili-Alawi (founder: Abu-l-Abbas al-'Alawi [1869-1934]) This branch of the Darqawis (see below) was founded by an Algerian mujadid (renewer of Islam) who was the subject of Martin Lings's celebrated biography, A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century. Frithjof Schuon traces his lineage to this order. "
Shadow Guild of Demonolatry world 500 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Tezrian's Vault "; web page: "The Guild of Demonolatry " (viewed 20 Jan. 1999). "The Shadow Guild of Demonolatry (SGD) was formed in 1967 by Richard Dukante to foster and encourage the intellectual study/practice of demonolatry and demonology. The Guild now consists of over 500 occult scholars / demonolators and 7 member sects across the globe. "
Shafii Islam Cambodia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 154-155. "Scholars... in 1975 [suggested] there were between 150,000 and 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia "; "Cambodian Cham are Muslims. Islam has been their defining characteristic... All Cambodian Cham are Sunni Muslim of the Shafii school, although there are traditionalist & orthodox branches... "
Shafii Islam Egypt - - - - 1000 C.E. Nyrop, Richard F., et al. Area Handbook for Egypt (3rd Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975); pg. 120. "Religious creativity in Egypt reached its zenith during the two centuries of the Fatimid caliphate between 973 and 1171... Previously subordinated to Damascus and Baghdad, Egypt became for a brief time the center of Islamic scholarship and thinking... The school of jurisprudence founded by Al Shafii in the ninth century became dominant in Lower Egypt while an alternate school, the Malikite, established its hold over the peoples of Upper Egypt. "
Shafii Islam Middle East - - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 221. "Shafeis: A school of orthodox Sunni Islam, the adherents of which live mainly in Yemen. Dominated from the 1960s onwards by the Zeidi element. "
Shafii Islam Turkey - Kurds - - - - 1993 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 41. "Nearly all Kurds (99%) are Muslims... Most of the Kurdish Muslims are Shafeite Sunnis. "
Shafii Islam world - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1465. "The Shafii school goes back to Mohammed ibn Idria al-Shafii (d. 820), an outstanding authority whose writings exerted great influence. He studied with Malik and spent some time in other centres, eventually settling in Egypt. This school has been predominant in southern Arabia, Indonesia, Upper Egypt and East Africa. "
Shafii Islam world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 673. "al-Shafi'i (767-820). Abu Abdullah ibn Idris al-Shafi'i, founder of the Shafi'ite school of law... The Shafi'ite school has had its greatest influence in East Africa, South Arabia, and Southeast Asia, although al-Shafi'i's personal influence is felt in all schools. "
Shafii Islam world - - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 223. "Four Sunni schools have emerged... The Shafeis follow Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi (d. 820) who helped to establish the authority of Tradition in Islamic law. Followers today live mainly in northern Egypt, South Arabia, the Hejaz, East Africa, and South-east Asia. "
Shafii Islam world - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 431. "...four major schools of law (...madhahib) of Sunni Islam... Shafiites cover the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, Indonesia, and Egypt. "
Shafii Islam Yemen - - - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 238. "Principal Religion: Islam, with a few Christians and Hindus in the South. The northern mountains contain a large number of adherents to the Zaidi sect of Shi'a Islam, otherwise, most Yemenis are Sunnis of the Shafii legal school. "
Shafii Islam Yemen 7,900,000 50.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 830-832. [Article: Yemenis] "Location: Republic of Yemen; Population: 15.8 million "; "About 50% of the population now belong to the Shafai sect of Sunni Islam. "


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