Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/;Arabic: الإسلام, al-ʾIslāmIPA: [alʔisˈlaːm]; is an Abrahamicmonotheistic religion articulated by the Quran. Originating in Mecca, now found most notably in Greater Middle East and some of its surrounding areas, known as the Muslim world. It is the world’s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion in the world, with over 1.7 billion followers or 23% of the global population, known as Muslims. Muslims believe that Islam is the original, complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed to Muhammad by God through Gabriel and many times before to prophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
The Quran, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570–8 June 632 CE). Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Nearly all Muslims consider Muhammad to be the last prophet of God. Muslims also consider Quran to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God. Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to the status of women and the environment.
Islam began in the early-7th century. Originating in Mecca, it quickly spread in the Arabian peninsula and by the 8th century the Islamic empire was extended from Iberia in the west to the Indus river in the east. The Islamic Golden Age refers to the period traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century when much of the historically Islamic world was experiencing a scientific, economic and cultural flourishing. The expansion of the Muslim world involved various caliphates and empires, traders and conversion to Islam by missionary activities.
Most Muslims are of one of two denominations:Sunni (75–90%) or Shia (10–20%). About 13% of Muslims live in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority country, 32% in South Asia, the largest Muslim populated region, 20% in the Middle East, and 15% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sizable Muslim communities are also found in Europe, China, Russia, and the Americas. Converts and immigrant communities are found in almost every part of the world.
been gathering.. reading stuff.. adding page day of these two shares..
.@SyrianHNC_en head Riad Hijab pens op-ed in @Telegraph outlining political opposition’s vision for Syria transition https://t.co/ioofCEbXUy
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DanielWickham93/status/773865270653976576
so .. looking into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyad_Farid_Hijab
and then into assad ….assad burning aleppo: #WhatIsAleppo..This is Aleppo https://t.co/e1RcV1jeqo https://t.co/eC1P9oXVDE
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/HadiAlabdallah/status/774130534905634816
first started diving.. after/during this..
Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) tweeted at 6:04 AM – 5 Sep 2016 :
The evolution of Islamists https://t.co/DyZEpunrFY by @anhistorian (http://twitter.com/DanielWickham93/status/772767360457539584?s=17)
part way down.. 47 min video .. is what i watched
Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) tweeted at 6:54 AM – 15 Feb 2017 :
Remember that alleged mass public sexual assault by refugees in Germany?
All Made Up. Lies. All of it
#Islamophobia https://t.co/iXxLjEovsP (http://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/831864303405957120?s=17)
trying to take in much from sarah and uzbek ness
pretty much a lot of stuff.. intertwined ..
of all of us..
a nother way.. deep/simple/open enough
we can’t not.
a nother way – for all of us