THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD RELIGION part one
-WHAT IS ISLAM?
It is the same truth that God revealed to all His prophets throughout history. Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life.
-WHAT DOES ISLAM MEAN?
The Arabic word "Islam" simply means "submission", and derives from a word meaning "peace." In a religious context, it means complete submission to the will of God. "Allah" is the Arabic word for God, which is used by Arab Muslims and Christians alike.
-WHO ARE MUSLIMS AND WHAT DO THEY BELIEVE?
The followers of Islam are called Muslims. They believe in One, Unique, and incomparable God. They believe in the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets beginning with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. God’s eternal message was reaffirmed and finalized by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on them all).
One becomes a Muslim by saying, "There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God." By this declaration, the person announces faith in all of God’s messengers.
There are an estimated 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide. No more than 20 percent of Muslims live in the Arabic-speaking world. The country with the largest Muslim population is