Islam was rooted back to the Middle East. It has been said that it began in the time the prophet Adam lived. It is a monotheistic religion, which means there is only one God. Their God is called Allah. The word Islam mean "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to God.
Muhammad founded the Islamic religion. Muslims now believe that he is a "prophet" and "Messenger of God". He was orphaned at an early age and was raised by his uncle. He was married by 25 years of age. He would go to a cave and pray for several nights. He reported that in the cave he was visited by Gabriel.
Islam Compared to Other Religions
Muslims, Judas, and Christians all believe in only one God. Hindus believe in many gods. Confucianism is based on the teachings of Confucius. Christians believe that God is also part of the trinity, the father, the son, and the holy spirit. In contrast, Muslims, Hindus, and Judas believe that God(s) is only one being. Confucius was only one person. Muslims believe that Jesus didn't die, just ascended into heaven. Christians and Judas believe he died by crucifixion. Confucius died like a normal person.