Islam: The Spread Of Islam In Arabia

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Islam began in Arabia and was revealed by the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) to the humanity. People who follow Islam are called Muslims. The followers of Islam believe that there is only one God. The Arabic word for God is Allah. The word ‘Islam’ means 'submission to the will of God '. Islam is the second largest religion with over 1 billion followers throughout the world. The 2001 census recorded 1,591,000 Muslims in the UK, about 2.7% of the population. • Islam was revealed over 1400 years ago in Mecca, Arabia. • Islam believes that there is only One God. • The Arabic word for God is Allah. • God sent a number of prophets to mankind to teach them how to live according to His law. • Jesus, Moses and Abraham and other prophets are respected as prophets of God. • Muslims believe that the final Prophet was Muhammad. • Islam has always existed, but for practical purposes, date their religion from the time of the migration of Muhammad. • Muslims base their laws on the Qur 'an, and the Sunnah. • Muslims believe the Sunnah is the practical example of Quran and that there are five basic Pillars Of Islam. • The pillars are the declaration of faith, praying five times a day, giving money to charity, fasting and a pilgrimage to Mecca. Introduction The Prophet Muhammad Islam is a faith that has always existed and that it was gradually revealed to humanity by a number of prophets, but the final and complete revelation of the faith was made through the Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) in the 7th

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