Islam - World Religions

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, with about 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide. As one of the three Abrahamic religions—the others being Judaism and Christianity—it too is a monotheistic faith that worships one god, called Allah.

The word Islam means “submission” or “surrender,” as its faithful surrender to the will of Allah. Although its roots go back further in time, scholars typically date the creation of Islam to the 7th century, making it the youngest of the major world religions. Islam started in Mecca, in modern-day Saudi Arabia, during the time of the prophet Muhammad. Today, the faith is spreading rapidly throughout the world. Widely practiced in the Middle East and North Africa, it is also has many adherents in South Asia—Indonesia, in fact, has the largest number of followers of the Islamic faith.

https://www.history.com/topics/religion/islam

Muslim demographics in US

Being Real Group study summaries and resources



Being Real Group Resources


Alternative banner alt

Christianity, Cults & Religions, Pamphlet

Christianity, Cults and Religions will help you know what you believe and why! Packed with side-by-side comparison charts, simple summaries, and up-to-date overviews, this easy-to-understand pamphlet will help you quickly compare the key beliefs of 20 different religions and cults to Christianity! See what they believe, what Christians believe, and how to correct common misunderstandings— at a glance! Strengthen your understanding of Christianity and get practical insight on how to reach out to those of different faiths, including Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Mormons, and more! Perfect cults comparison handout for Bible Studies, Sunday school classes, and homeschool curriculum. 14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long.

Alternative banner alt

S1 E4 - Islam

September 6, 2004 47min TV-PG
Islam is one of the great monotheistic world religions practiced today. Discover the Islamic culture through the daily life and rituals of Muslims around the world. Viewers will learn about Islam's history -- from its inception in the seventh century, to the rise of the Ottoman Empire between the ninth and 12th centuries and to the present.

Alternative banner alt

The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Islam Book is a comprehensive guide essential to understanding the world’s fastest-growing religion - aimed at self-educators after a trustworthy account and religious studies students wanting to gain an overview. Here you’ll find clear factual writing offering insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music.


Other Resources