Islam

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Islam
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Religion Name Islam
Philosophy One Supreme God
Region of Origin Arabia
Region of Dominance Middle East

Description

Islam, comes from an Arabic root word meaning "peace" and "submission." Islam teaches that one can only find peace in life by submitting to Almighty God. The word "Allah" means God in Arabic. The popular greeting in the religion is "Salaam alaykum" meaning Peace be with you.

Holy Book - Quran The holy book of Islam is called the Quran. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad(Pbuh). The 114 chapters of Quran provides the guidance for any Muslim on daily living, moral, inspirations and warnings for disbelievers.


Tawhid - Oneness of God

On this point, the Quran says: "Say: 'Who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth, or who is it that has full power over [your] hearing and sight? And who is it that brings forth the living out of that which is dead, and brings forth the dead out of that which is alive? And who is it that governs all that exists?" And they will [surely] answer: "[It is] God." (10:31) -- Tawhid Al-Uluhiyah/'Ebadah - Oneness of Worship

Al-Qiyama - The Day of REckonining - Day of Judgment Islam says that after we die, we all will be raised up again for judgment by Allah. On the day of Judgment, all people will be either sent to Heavean (Jannah) or hell based on our deeds in the world.

5 Pillars of Islam

  1. Declaration of Faith
  2. Obligatory Prayer
  3. Compulsory Giving
  4. Fasting in the month of Ramadan
  5. Pilgrimage to Mecca

Spiritual History

With more than 1 Billion followers, the religion is touted to become the biggest religion in terms of followers by the year 2020. It is considered to be one of the Abrahamic faiths in lines with Judaisn and Christianity. The religion originated in Arab region and spread so wide and across that only 10% of Muslims are Arabs.

Places of Significance

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Centers

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