Islam is the second most popular religion in the world after Christianity. Come with me to find out more about it!
Followers of Islam are called Muslims. We believe in one god, called Allah. Muslims live in complete submission to Allah. We believe that Allah sent prophets to teach Allah's law. We worship at mosques.
The Quran is the major holy text of Islam. Muslims follow and worship Allah by praying and reciting the Quran. They believe that there will be a day of judgement and life after death.
While Islam is frequently associated with terrorism and violence, Muslims are often victims of violence themselves. Despite the stigma around it, Islam is the fastest growing faith in the world and experts predict that it will surpass Christianity by the end of the century.
Muslims believe that Muhammad was taught he angel Gabriel about Allah's laws. After he died, there was a lot of debate over who should succeed him. This divided Muslims into two sects: the Sunnis and the Shiites.
Muslims follow five basic pillars that are essential to their faith. They are: Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and Hajj.