Main Religion: Islam
Other Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity,
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country, where people of different origins
live together happily. Talking about religions, there are numerous
religions practiced by variety of inhabitants. Islam dominates the
religious background of the country, where almost 60% of country's
population practices Islam. More or less, Islam is stated as the state
religion and is followed by the majority of Malays. And Malaysia is
predominantly an Islamic country, though many other religions are
Besides Islam, the other religions include Buddhism, Hinduism,
Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Nearly all Chinese have faith in
Buddhism and Taoism, but there are others who prefer Christianity.
Indians usually observe Hinduism, while scores of indigenous people have
adapted Christianity, though many others still practice animism.
Nowadays, Islam is a concoction of Sufi and Wahabi elements, and pretty
liberal in Malaysia.
Buddhists make about 19% of the population, Hindus approximately 6%,
Christians about 9% whilst 3% is made in totality by, Confucians,
Taoists, Animists and Sikhs. If compared with Peninsular Malaysia,
Christianity has made a better impact upon East Malaysia where native
people converted into Christians. Regardless of a predominant Islamic
population, the constitution promises freedom to profess, practice and
propagate other religions in the country.
Malaysia, a multi-religious country, has true colors of different
customs, festivals and religions in its culture. Despite people follow
their own faiths, racial diversity is actually reflected and people have
adopted an international approach. Profession and business are other
reasons that have developed a more rational lifestyle. To put
succinctly, Islam is the predominant religion though many other
religions thrive in Malaysia.