By Samuel Eads
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.
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.
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.