Muslim population to rise in the next two decades.
The Muslim World has high fertility rates and so the population is increasing. It is estimated that in the next 20 years the population will gain by a surplus of 35%. That is almost an increase by one-third the original birth rate. The Middle East and North Africa have even higher rates. Almost close to 37%. As far as quality of life and longevity are concerned the UAE and Kuwait are a tie with 78 and 80 years respectively.
While the West has seen the sterility of zero population growth and even a stage where the population has gone into the negative numbers (not enough births to replace the deaths); Islam has a burgeoning population trend with the youth predominating. While this appears to be an advantage as far as a strong virile population is concerned, it also means that revolutions and societal upheavals are likely to happen in the future.
One of the balancing acts in this demographic game is immigration. With more and more Muslims migrating to the West in search of economic opportunities, the population time bomb will tick for longer before it bursts.