Islam is a monotheistic religion. Its adherents are called Muslims, most of which are either Sunni (75 to 90 percent) or Shia (10 to 20 percent).
The Koran is its main religious text. The sunnah, comprising accounts called hadith of the prophet Muhammad, are also followed by most Muslims. About 13 percent of Muslims live in Indonesia, 25 percent in South Asia, 20 percent in the Middle East and 15 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev emerged as the successor to Islam Karimov who had ruled the former Soviet republic since independence in 1989. The size of the expected victory will be an indicator of prospects for reform.
Resource-rich Uzbekistan is set to elect its second-ever president since gaining independence in 1991. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the prime minister of the late strongman Islam Karimov, is expected to easily carry the vote.
Prosecutors have demanded anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech. The trial concerns a 2014 speech in which the prosecution said Wilders incited hatred against Moroccans.