Fast Facts

• The religion is based around the Qu’ran, a book to be considered the verbatim word of God, and the teachings and examples of the prophet Muhammad. Muhammad lived between 570-632 CE, making Islam one of the oldest religions in the world.
• An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.
• Most Muslims belong to two denominations, Sunni and Shia.
• Muslims believe in one God who is incomparable, and the purpose of life is to love and serve God.
• With 1.57 billion followers Islam is the second largest religion in the world.
• It is also one of the fastest growing religions.