In Muslim population, India is second only to Indonesia. Both the Sunni and the Shia the major sects of Muslim or Islam are there in India, but Shiites are a minority. The majority of Indian Sunnis are followers of the Hanifi division. The moplahs of Kerala and Lakshadweep follow the Safi system. The Sunnis of Gujarat follow the Malki system.
The Hanbali branch has no followers in India. In the Shiites, there are subdivisions of chishti, suhravardi, shatari, quadiri, nakhsabandi etc. Muslim population is substantial in the states of Kerala, West Bengal, Jammu-Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. In Kashmir and Lakshadweep Muslims form the majority community.