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Islam Religion

Islam is one of the three major world religions, the belief in a single God. In the Arabic language, the word Islam means "submission" which it is submission to the will of God. A follower of Islam is called a Muslim, which in Arabic means "one who surrenders to God." The Arabic name for God, it refers to the same God adoration by Jews and Christians. Islam's central teaching is that there is only one all powerful, knowing God, and this God created the universe. This rigorous monotheism, as well as the Islamic teaching that all Muslims are equal before God, provides the basis for a collective sense of loyalty to God that transcends class, race, nationality, and even differences in religious practice. Thus, all Muslims belong to one community, irrespective of their ethnic or national background. The Muslim population of the world in around one billion, also 30% OF Muslims live in the Indian, 20% in Sub-Saharan Africa, 17% in Southeast Asia, 18% in the Arab World, 10% in the Soviet Union and China.

Although there are Muslim minorities in almost every region, including Latin America and Australia, there are most numerous in the Soviet Union, India, and Central Africa. There are five million Muslims in the United States. Since Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, I decided to research more about it.

After I explore different Islamic communities center, I decided to visit a Muslim Educational Center in Glendale Height. It is a school for Muslims where they teach them about Islam in six different levels. There is a basketball court in the school, which they use as a mosque. The mosque is the most important place for the public expression of Islamic religiosity and communal identity. A mosque is a physical...