Beginnings of Islam: Submission to the Will of God
Muslims worship the same God as Jews and Christians. The Arabic word for God is Allah. Remember that Islam traces its roots back to Abraham – the same Abraham of the Bible.
The Prophetic Tradition Adam Noah Abraham Moses Jesus Muhammad
The Origins of the Qur’an Muhammad received his 1 ST revelation from the angel Gabriel in a Cave in Hira in 610. 622 Muhammad flees Mecca for Medina. * Marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar (1 A.H.)
The Qur’an Muslims believe it contains the word of God. “In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful.” It is written in Arabic.
Muslims and Christians in the World Today Muslims and Christians in the World Today
Countries with the Largest Muslim Population 1.Indonesia183,000,0006.Iran62,000,000 2.Pakistan134,000,0007.Egypt59,000,000 3.India121,000,0008.Nigeria53,000,000 4.Bangladesh114,000,0009.Algeria31,000,000 5.Turkey66,000,00010.Morocco29,000,000 * Arabs make up only 20% of the total Muslim population of the world.