Interesting facts about Islam

November 4, 2009 | In: History facts

“Islam” means “peace through the submission to God”.

Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Approximately one out of every five people today designate their religion as Islam.

Islam is not a cult. Its followers number over one billion worldwide. Along with Judaism and Christianity, it is considered to be one of the three Abrahamic faiths.

“Allah” is an Arabic word that literally means “God”. Muslims also believe that “Allah” is the personal name of God.

Muslims do not believe in the concept of “vicarious atonement” but rather believe in the law of personal responsibility.

All Muslims are not Arab. Islam is a universal religion and way of life which includes followers from all races of people. There are Muslims in and from Europe, China, Japan, South America, Russia, Australia, Jamaica, the Philippines, and throughout North America! Arabs only constitute about 20% of Muslims worldwide. Indonesia has the largest concentration of Muslims at about 120 million!

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