Islam is a monotheistic religion, which means that they only believe in one God, much like Judaism and Christianity. Islam teaches that Allah is the only God and that Muhammad is the messenger of God.
It is the world’s second largest religion, consuming a massive 24.1% of the world’s population, with over 108 billion followers! Those who worship Islam are known as Muslims, making up the majority of religion in 50 countries.
It’s a religion that teaches their God, Allah, is merciful, all-powerful, unique and has guided mankind through prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs. The primary scripture of Islam is the Quran, as the Bible is that of Christians. The Quran is viewed by Muslims as the verbatim word of God, and the teaching and examples of his messenger, Muhammed.
A Muslim’s belief is that Islam is the complete version of the primordial faith (something that has existed since the earliest time) that was revealed through prophets including Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. It’s believed the Quran is completely unaltered and the final revelation of Allah’s word. Islam also teaches that there is a final judgement with the righteous rewarded paradise, and unrighteous punished in a hell.
Their religious concepts and practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are compulsory acts of worship, as well as following Islamic law (sharia) which teaches every aspect of life and society, from banking to women and the environment. Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem are home to the three holiest sites in Islam.
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