Islam

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Like most religions, the beginning is always the struggle. When the Islamic religion first started, believers were treated harshly. But with time, it rose to become one of the most powerful and inspiring religions. The word “Islam” means submission to the will of Allah, the god of Islam. People who follow this religion are called Muslims (Hussain). With hundreds of believers around the world and more joining the faith today, Islam manages to become the second largest religion in the world (Islam at a Glance). Islam is an ubiquitous religion with diverse believers. Currently with 1.3 billion followers or 23% of the population of the world, Islam is the fastest growing religion. Major locations of the belief are in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Islamic followers make up about one quarter of the world’s population and is followed in 204 countries. The greatest population of Muslims in the world today is located in Indonesia; “The number of Muslims alone in Indonesia is 175 million and [surpasses] the combined total in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran, the traditional heartlands of Islam” (Islam Today). There are about 6 to 8 million Muslims in the United States and 21,723,118 joining every year. At this rate, it wouldn’t be a surprise if in the near future Islamic religion might become the largest religion. Muslims, who are monotheistic, declare Allah as the one and only God and Mohammad is the final messenger (Hussain). They believe that the angels carry out the will of God, and that the Qur’an, which is the holy book of the Islamic people, is their Allah’s eternal word (Hussain). Also according to Muslims, the Qur’an was given to Mohammad through the angel Gabriel in parts over 23 years. Those who are submissive... ... middle of paper ... ...up of women was considered guilty of wearing a sheer face veil that showed their eyebrow and was whipped 30 times. The ISIS has expanded their power and many are scared that no one will be able to stop them because the more time they have, the stronger they will get (Abdulrahim). Muslims are monotheistic people who believe in Allah, the god of Islam, and that Mohammad is the last and final prophet. Being that Islam is a universal religion, it is the fastest growing religion and the second most followed belief in the world. Muslims believe that the angels carry out the will of God and the Qur’an is Allah’s eternal word. Also, they are taught to live in harmony with all creations. The Islamic religion came from humble beginnings and has been around for thousands of years. At first followers were treated cruelly, but with time, it was able to spread across the world.

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