Top 10 Oldest Religion in The World

Oldest Religion In The World

Do you know the oldest religion in the world? I understand that every person who believes in his religion considers himself superior to those who follow other religion, but this cannot be done. Not everyone can get first place. Not all can be perfect. Not all facts can be the same. Well this topic can be very controversial and sensitive.

Top 10 Oldest Religions

What Is The Oldest Religion in The World

Here we discuss top 10 oldest religion in the world as per many references. oldest religion in order as bellow: 


  • Islam Followers : 1.8 Billions
  • Origin Country: Saudi Arabia

It is a monotheistic religion in which Muslims believe in the unity of Allah Almighty and Prophet Hood. The origins of Islam began in 622 AD and spread throughout the world within a short period of time. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, there are 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide (2015 Est.). That number is projected to increase to 2.9 billion by 2060. 10th Oldest Religion of the world.

Note: There was no Islamic religion here 1400 years ago. This means that all Muslims have converted from different places and religions.
1. In My Country China and some Russia, Myanmar, Magnolia, Japan and  Russian part countries all Uyghurs (Uighurs) Muslims are converted from Chinese Buddha.
2. Muslims have been converted from Judaism or Christianity in Philistines, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, UAE,  Europe, America, Africa and Gulf countries.

3. Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and parts of Afghanistan Tajikistan Muslim converted from Zoroastrianism . 

4. Muslims have been converted from Hindus in parts of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, South Asia, Russia and European countries.


  • Christianity Followers 2.3 Billions
  • Origin Country: Israel (Jerusalem)

Christianity was started in 300 AD before the advent of Islam. Christians believe that Jesus Christ to be the son of all Almighty and reserves the Holy Book called the Bible or the New Testament. Christians remained the largest religious group in the world in 2015, making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, according to a new Pew Research Center demographic analysis. But the report also shows that the number of Christians in what many consider the religion’s heartland, the continent of Europe, is in decline. Christianity is the world’s biggest religion, with about 2.3 billion followers worldwide.

It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago. CHRISTIANITY RELIGION is number 9th oldest religion in the world.

Christian Religion, Churches Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík Iceland
Churches Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík Iceland


  • Taoism Followers: 12 Million 
  • Origin Country: China

Taoism is number 8th oldest religion in the world. In fact, it was a tradition of Chinese origin that teaches the lesson of living in peace and harmony. However Taoism can also be found in other religions and was started in the 4th to 3rd century BCE. Taoism has no founder and no founding date. It grew out of various religious and philosophical traditions in ancient China, including shamanism and nature religion.


  • Buddhism Followers : 520 Million
  • Origin Country: India

Buddhism Religion is number 7th oldest religion in the world. Buddhism began in northeastern India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. … Buddhism is the main religion in many Asian countries. It is a religion about suffering and the need to get rid of it. A key concept of Buddhism is nirvana, the most enlightened, and blissful state that one can attain. Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) as an organized representative can be seen as a response to Buddhism and Jainism. Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists

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  • Confucianism Followers : 6 Million
  • Origin Country: China

Confucianism Religion is number 6th in oldest religion in the world. Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is defined as a tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rational religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life. Confucianism is a way of life and was coded as religion. Recently, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen etc. are in the form of Buddhism which originated in India. There are over 6M people who follow Confucianism.


  • Shinto Followers : 3 Million
  • Origin Country: Japan 

Shinto Religion is number 5th in oldest religion in the world. Kami-no-Michi is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be practiced diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past. Japan is a major and fundamental religion of the country. It has many deities, which are called Kami. Every Kami represents some natural power. It has a lot of association with Buddhism and many theories of Buddhism have been added to it. Worldwide followers (Estimated): 3 million worldwide. Place of worship: Jinja. Places in Japan have their own shrine dedicated to the Kami. The Gate to a Shinto Shrine (Jinja), the Torii designates holy ground.


  • Jainism Followers : 6 Million
  • Origin Country: India

Jainism Religion is number 4th in oldest religion in the world. Hindu Religion (Sanatana Dharma) can be traced to Buddhism and Jainism as an organized representative. Jainism is an ancient religion in India that teaches that the path to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and sacrifice. Today there are some six million Jains worldwide, and they represent less than 2% of India’s population. The Jain community in India is centred in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Many migrated to East Africa and from there to Britain, where the community is around 30,000.

The purpose of Jain life is to achieve the liberation of the soul.

Jainism is one of the oldest philosophies or religions in the world. It originated from the Shraman tradition of India and its originators are 24 Tirthankaras, of which the first Tirthankara is Lord Rishabhdev (Adinath) and the last and prominent Mahavir Swami. … Those who are followers of ‘Jin’ are called ‘Jains’. The word ‘Jin’ is derived from the Sanskrit ‘Zi’ metal.


  • Paresis Followers : 2.6 Millions
  • Origin Country: Persia

Zoroastrianism Religion is number 3rd in oldest religion in the world. Historically, Zoroastrianism began in the 6th century BC. This religion is based on the teachings of the book called Jenda Avesta. This book is the religious book of Zoroastrians.

Now only a few excerpts from Jenda Avesta are available. Its oldest parts can be from the period immediately after the Rigveda. Its language is Avestan language, which is very similar to Sanskrit language,

Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives in isolated areas and more prosperously in India, where astrologers are known as Parsis or Parsis, descendants of Iranian (Persian) immigrants. It is a monotheistic belief, centered in a dualistic cosmology of good and evil and an eschatology predicting the ultimate destruction of evil. Though it was once the state religion of Iran and widely practised in other regions inhabited by Persian peoples (eg Afghanistan, Tajikistan and much of Central Asia), Zoroastrianism is today a minority religion in Iran, and boasts few adherents worldwide. The religion’s cultural legacy, however, is another matter.

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Many Zoroastrian traditions continue to underpin and distinguish Iranian culture, and outside the country, it has also had a noted impact, particularly in Western Europe. Zoroastrianism now has an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 worshipers worldwide, and is practiced today as a minority religion in parts of Iran and India.


  • JUDAISM Followers : 14 Millions
  • Origin Country: Israel 

JUDAISM Religion is the second oldest Abrahamic religion in the world. There are about 15 million followers who are called Jews. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions. Both Christianity and Islam have similarities with Judaism. These religions believe in one God and the moral teachings of the Hebrew Bible. One of the ancient religions, about 4000 years old, Judaism is currently the religion of Israel. Christianity and Islam religion originated from Judaism, one of the ancient religions of the world. Jews believe in monotheism. Idol worship is considered a sin in this religion. Judaism Religion is number 2nd in oldest religion in the world.

Abraham: Judaism is thought to have originated with Prophet Abraham (Abraham or Ibrahim), who lived 2000 years before Christ. Prophet Alai The name of Abraham’s first son was Hazrat Isaac Alai. And the other name is Hazrat Ismail Alai. Was. Both had a father, but the mother was different. Hazrat Isaac’s mother’s name was Sarah and Hazrat Ismail’s mother was Hazra.

JUDAISM RELIGION, Is 2nd oldest Religion in the world,
JUDAISM RELIGION, Is 2nd oldest Religion in the World.

Prophet Alai Abraham’s grandson was named Hazrat Alai. Was Jacob The other name of Jacob was Israel. It was Jacob who made Israel, a united nation consisting of 12 castes of Jews.

One of Jacob’s sons was named Judah (Judah). In the name of Judah, his descendants are called Jews and their religion is called Judaism. Hazrat Abraham is considered by the people of all religions – Jews, Muslims and Christians. Jews, Christians and Islam from Adam to Abraham and Abraham to Moses all have the same Prophet, but after Moses the Jews are still waiting for their next Prophet.

Yahweh: The Jews call their God Yahweh or Yahweh. The Jews believe that God first told this name to Hazrat Musa. This word appears several times in the Old Testament of the Bible, the scripture of Christians and Jews.

Scripture: The Hebrew language of the Jews is ‘Hebrew’ (Hebrew) and the name of the Jewish scripture is ‘Tanakh’, written in the Hebrew language. It is also called ‘Talmud’ or ‘Tora’. In fact, by including this scripture in the Bible of Christians, it is called ‘Old Ahmadnamah’ i.e. Old Testament. The composition of the salary was in BC From 444 BC Is considered to be between 100. What is the oldest religion in the World?

Moses (Mozes): The greatest name in Jewish history is ‘Prophet Moses’ after Abraham, about 1,500 years before Christ. Moses is the chief arranger of the Jewish race. Moses is considered to be the founder of Judaism due to the establishment of an already existing tradition.


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  • Hindu Followers : 1.25 Billions
  • Origin Country: India (Not Confirm)

Hinduism or Hindu is the oldest religion. According to mythological beliefs, Hinduism is said to be More Than 90 thousand years old. In Hinduism, the first origin was in 9057 BC, Swayambhuva Manu, Vaivasvata Manu in 6673 BC, Lord Shri Ram is said to have been born in 5114 BC and Sri Krishna was born in 3112 BC. According to current research, Hinduism is considered to be 12 to 15 thousand years old and known to be about 24 thousand years old. In this way Hinduism is considered to be the oldest religion in the world. Sanatana or Hinduism Religion Is the oldest religion in the world, with roots and customs dating back over 5000 years.

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According to historical research, till now, Hindu [Sanatan Dharma] is considered the oldest religion in the world and the third largest religion, which has more than one billion followers. Around 2300–1500 BCE a very well developed civilization lives in the valley of the Indus with its religion and culture, which is developed from the religion that the Sanatan (Aryans) brought with them to India around 1500 BCE. And this is believed to be the beginning of Hinduism. Actually Sanatan ( Hindu) is also known as  Aryans they came from Indian Himalaya to South North and East India (Across Indo and Europe Continent).

Did Arya come from outside (abroad) or was a resident of (India) here? The answer to this question has been found. In fact, many raids arose in the excavation of Harappanization that took place at Rakhigarhi in Hisar district of Haryana. The report released after studying 5000-year-old skeletons found in Rakhigarhi has revealed that Arya was a native of this place and they are Hindus, not from outside. It has also been learned that there has been no major change in the genes of the people of India in the last thousands of years.

This research proved than Hindu is oldest religion in the world. According to me, Sanatan Dharma is the oldest and scientific religion in the world. For this, we should know that the Rigveda is considered to be the oldest book and it is related to our Sanatan Dharma. What more evidence should be given than this.

Sanatana Dharma is one of the oldest religions on earth, although many scholars have many opinions about its history. Modern historians consider the history of this religion to be a few thousand years old, based on archaeological investigations such as Harappa, Mehargarh. Where many signs of Hinduism are found in Indus Valley Civilization of India (and modern Pakistani region). Among these, statues of an unknown mother goddess, postures of deity like Lord Shiva Pashupati, Shivling, worship of Peepal, etc. are prominent.

It is due to the meeting of all these things that one learns about the antiquity of Hinduism. According to a view of historians, during the end of this civilization another caste came from Indus Valley (Himalaya) India , who called themselves Sanatan but some historian called him Hindu/Aryans and they spoke a Sanskrit called Indo-European language. According to another view, the people of Indus Valley Civilization were Sanatan or Aryans themselves and their original place was India. These people were called Sanatan or Aryans. Animal husbandry was their main source of livelihood. Read Top 10 Oldest Languages

FOUND: Hinduism, the oldest religion in the world, has no beginning – predicts written history.
FOUNDER: There is no founder in Hinduism. Read History of Hindu

Sanatana Dharma is one of the oldest religions on earth,
Sanatana Dharma is one of the oldest religions on earth
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Wang Xiu

Professor (History)

Zhengzhou University, China.

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