Islam romanized: al-’Islām, is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion that teaches that Muhammad is a messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world’s population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries. Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, and unique, and has guided mankind through prophets, revealed scriptures, and natural signs. The primary scriptures of Islam are the Quran, believed to be the verbatim word of God, as well as the teachings and normative examples (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Muslims believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets, including Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Muslims consider the Qur’an in Arabic to be the unaltered and final revelation of God. Like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches a final judgement with the righteous rewarded in paradise and the unrighteous punished in hell.
Religious concepts and practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, as well as following Islamic law (sharia), which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to women and the environment. The cities of Makkah, Madinah and Jerusalem are home to the three holiest sites in Islam. Learn more about Islam by visiting our dedicated pages to help enrich your understanding of the Islamic faith.
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