Islam: A basic introduction

Islam is one of the largest religions in the world with more than 2 billion followers and growing. People who believe in Islam are called Muslims/Moslems and they believe in the one and only God, Allah. They also,  believe in messengers and prophets, such as David, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammad and many more. 

Islam is an arabic word that means submission and it goes back to the fact that Muslims submit to Allah. Islam is also described as an abrahamic religion, abrahamic religions are those who believe in Abraham as a prophet and messenger, and those religions also include Christianity and Judaism. The main book of Islam is the holy Quran, and till this day it remains unchanged and original. 

Islam began 1400 years ago, when Muhammad (peace be upon him) became a prophet. Muhammad (pbuh) grew up as an orphan, but throughout his life people referred to him as the trustworthy one and the honest one. He never told a lie, and people who lived near him trusted him so much, they kept money and valuables at his house whenever they travelled. And then Islam came, and Muhammad (pbuh) invited many people to join in, some joined knowing that he will not lie to them, and some objected and kept worshipping man-made statues. And it grew from there, 1 believer became 2, then 4, then 8 and so on. 

Note: If I have made any errors feel free to point them out. If you have any question I will be glad to answer. 


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