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
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
and Uttar Pradesh
. In Kashmir
Muslims form the majority community.