Islam is the second most famous world religion. 23% of the world practice Islam. People who do this are known as Muslims. There are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today.
Islam originated in the 7th century. More specifically, around 622 CE. It was founded in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia) by the prophet, Muhammad.
Famous Islamic Symbols
Islam is a monotheistic religion meaning that they only worship one god. The god they worship is called the "Allah". He is the creator and sustainer of the world.
One reason that Islam is brought to the world's attention today is because of the Islamic Terrorists. One of the most known terrorists groups today is "ISIS" which stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.