Islam is the official religion of Pakistan, with Muslims constituting more than 95 percent of the population. The country allows religious freedom, however there are several blasphemy laws that make it difficult: The Pakistani government does not limit religious publications. There are no restrictions on the preaching or teaching of religions other than Islam. However, other religions cannot be used as a basis for employment or promotion.
There are two types of offenses that can bring about criminal charges under Pakistani law: Those who commit blasphemy can be charged with insulting Islam and those who produce or distribute blasphemous material can be charged with defaming Christianity or Hinduism. The punishment for both offenses is death.
The constitution of Pakistan guarantees freedom of faith and religion, and states that Islam is the state religion. It also prohibits any person from being made to convert from one religion to another. These provisions protect Muslim citizens of Pakistan from discrimination by the state or society on the grounds of their faith.
In practice, however, these protections are limited. There have been reports of violence against individuals because of their faith, most often Christians but also Hindus and Jews. In addition, some members of minority groups have been prevented from converting others because of political influence or power struggles within the Christian community.
Pakistan's state religion is Islam, and around 95–98 percent of Pakistanis are Muslim. Pakistan has the world's second-largest Muslim population, after only Indonesia. The country is also home to a small community of Hindus.
Originally part of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan was created on 14 August 1947 by the United Nations. Violence between the communities occurred during this time, with the majority being Muslims who lived in what was now called Pakistan being attacked by members of the minority Hindu community. This led to the exodus of both communities from their traditional homes and migration to new places. Today, these residential areas are still inhabited mostly by Muslims but also by Hindus who have been moving back since the 1970s.
The division of India into two countries with different religions has caused many problems for both nations. These include trade restrictions, conflicts over water resources, and security concerns. However, most Pakistani citizens view themselves as one nation with two states due to the shared language they speak (Urdu) and their history as one people.
In conclusion, Pakistan is a Muslim-majority country with approximately 5% of its population being Hindu.
Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, which means that Islam is the official religion and laws are established to reflect its beliefs. The official religion is important to daily life in Pakistan; mosques may be found in practically every neighborhood, and the call to prayer can be heard five times a day across metropolitan areas. In addition, the Qur'an is the highest authority in law courts, so lawyers must know it well.
Artists in early modern Europe were often members of the church congregation who played musical instruments during services. They learned their skills from musicians who worked for the churches, such as harpsichordists and organists. In many cases, these artists were also responsible for singing parts of the service. For example, the alto saxophone was originally called "the tenor's part" because it was usually played by someone with a tenor voice. Today, this role is often filled by a male singer or choir member.
In the West, art has been separated from religious practice as a whole. Still, artists have often been members of the Catholic Church, and they continue to play an important role in spreading news about religious events and encouraging people to attend services. Famous artists include Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Caravaggio.
During the Renaissance and later periods, artists were usually members of the church congregation who sang parts of the service. For example, the bass singer plays a central role in Anglican worship today.