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Islam is a major world religion founded in Arabia and based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad The Arabic word Islam means to surrender but as a religious term in the Quran it means to surrender to the will or law of God All devout Muslims no matter what race they are learn to read Arabic so they may read the Quran in its native tongue Muslims also have theyre own calender based on the phases of the moon You find no racism in Islam because all people are equal in the eyes of Allah This along with the Arabic language unifies Muslims across the globe Islam has flourished in diverse climatic cultural and ethnic regions and although exact statistics are not available the Muslim world population is estimated at more than 1 billion In Europe Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity So how did Islam come to be so universal What makes Islam such a major world religion To understand Islam better one must first know something about the Prophet Muhammad The founder of Islam was Muhammad The Quran describes Muhammad as the Seal of all Prophets meaning that the prophethood was finished with him The exact date is unknown but Muhammad was born in Mecca around 570ad His father died before he was born and he lost his mother when he was six After this an uncle raised him We dont know about his childhood except that he was very trustworthy and with a good sense of human relationships Because of this he became known as al-Amin the trusted one Muhammad was forty when the angel Gabriel came to him and revealed the Quran He began
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