Quick Guide: Islam
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Major religion

Muslim beliefs

Pillars of Islam

The mosque

Muslim sects

Major religion

Islam is the world's second largest faith with more than a billion followers, who are called Muslims.

Islam means submission to God, who is known as Allah, and committed Muslims expect to spend their lives serving God.

Muslims believe Islam was revealed to humanity in the 7th Century, when the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Prophet Muhammad to reveal verses sent by Allah.

The words are believed to have been written down during Muhammad's life, forming the Muslim holy book the Koran.