The split that formed these two camps was based on a question of the rule of succession after Muhammad’s death. The religion of most people in Cypriots is influenced by settlers who found their permanence in Cyprus. There are a large number of Church of England protestant expats and foreigners who attend the Anglican churches in North Cyprus. - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock American Ethnologist 25 (2): 149–165, 1998. 2021/ NorthCyprusOnline.com &. Photo about Hala Sultan Camii mosque in Nicosia, North Cyprus. For an authentic Mediterranean experience, Cyprus is your holiday destination. Larnaca . The Ottoman Empire gave land grants to its soldiers under the condition that they and their families would stay there permanently.During the 17th century the Turkish population grew rapidly, and it is now the main religion practised in North Cyprus. Muslim religion. Religion in Cyprus . They have a Maronite Archbishop who is elected by the Holy Synod of the Maronite Church in Lebanon and confirmed by His Holiness the Pope. A lot of people in the West mistakenly believe that North Cyprus and Turkey are devout Muslim countries in which Islam dominates, but nothing could be further from the truth. However, Arabs had been conducting sporadic attacks in the coastal regions of Cyprus for many decades before the Ottoman conquest of Cyprus. The Turkish – Cypriots (18%) are Muslim. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5216117165836690"; Anthem: İstiklal Marşı (Turkish) "The Independence March" Status: Recognised only by Turkey: Capital. Hala Sultan Camii mosque in Nicosia, North Cyprus. Northern Cyprus. Coat of arms. "Greek Cypriot Narratives of History and Collective Identity: Nationalism as a Contested Process." According to Islam this prayer must be conducted 5 times a day (before dawn, noon, afternoon, after sunset, and evening).