Tajikistan's Religion

The Republic of Tajikistan is a Muslim country, and the official religion of the state is Islam. However, Islam is divided into religious groups. Namely, Shiism and Sunnism.

Once upon a time, around the 17th century BC, in the territory of the modern Republic of Tajikistan, there were Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Manichaeism.

Different directions in religion led to numerous Arab invasions of the territory of Tajikistan. Shiism and Sunnism arose as a result.In turn; they are also divided into directions.

The Sunnis, in contrast to the Shiites, do not recognize the possibility of mediation between men and God.
Nowadays, in the Republic of Tajikistan, more than 80 non-Muslim religious communities are recorded.

On the territory of the Dushanbe Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well, such communities were opened in the country as the Zoroastrian, Bahai, Judaic, and so forth.