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Mosque in Tblisi.

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Islam in Georgia was introduced in 645 A.D. when an army sent by the Second Caliph of Islam, Umar, conquered Eastern Georgia and established Muslim rule in Tbilisi. Muslims constitute 9.9%,[1] or 463,062, of the Georgian population.

There are two major Muslim groups in Georgia. The Georgian ethnic Muslims are Sunni Hanafi and are concentrated in Autonomous Republic of Adjara of Georgia bordering Turkey. The ethnic Azerbaijani Muslims are predominantly Shia Ithna 'ashariyah and are concentrated along the border with Azerbaijan and Armenia.

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  1. ^ Religion and education in Europe: developments, contexts and debates By Robert Jackson, pg.67


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