Islam

By Samuel Eads

Where

Islam is mostly an eastern world religion. The greatest number of followers are found inside of the Asia-Pacific Region. Indonesia has the largest amount, with over 209 million followers.

When

The Islamic religion was really kicked off after the spread in the 7th century. It started in the year 610 AD. After Muhammad became a large religious leader, they gained many people to their religion, fast. They had over 10,000 men, and then gained Makkah. By 632 AD, Muhammad dies. Even after his death, the religion continues to flourish, until the population in present day.

Who

Allah is the god in the religion of Islam. It is believed Muhammad was a teller of the messages given from the Angel Gabriel to him. He only had 30 followers over 3 years. His followers were persecuted. He soon enough became a religious and political leader.

Followers

The Islamic religion has 22% of the world as followers. It is the second most popular religion in the world. The religion has over 1.6 billion followers. Islamic followers are also called Muslims. The followers believe in the Five Pillars Of Islam, being belief, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage. There are two branches of followers, Sunni, and Shia. Most followers of Islam today are Sunni. They believe in the Quran, the holy book of Islam. The book says to have the direct word of God.

Importance Today

Islam is one of the three main monotheistic religions, believing that there is only one god. They believe in their one god, Allah. It has its own special celebrations, and worshiping styles. The religion has developed over time, and is now known as the second largest religion.