This list has been sent to me. I edited and added to it. I think it’s a great list to introduce non Muslims to Islam and as a reminder for Muslims.
- “Islam” literally means “peace through the submission to God”.
- Islam’s fundamental belief is that there is no God worthy of worshipping except for Allah (the Arabic words that mean God) and that Mohammed (peace be upon him) is the messenger of Allah.
- Muslims believe that Mohammed (peace be upon him) is the last of thousands of prophets sent to man kind.
- Islam believes that Jesus and Moses (peace be upon them) are among the holiest prophets to walk the earth.
- Quran (the holy book of Islam) was authored by God, revealed to Mohammad, and written into physical form by his companions. The original Arabic scriptures have never been changed or tampered with.
- All Muslims are not Arab. Islam is a universal religion and way of life which includes followers from all races of people. There are Muslims in and from virtually every country in the world. Arabs only constitute about 20% of Muslims worldwide
- One out of every four people in the world is a Muslim
- Islam is the fastest spreading religion on the face of earth, it has increased by 235% in the last 50 years, with an annual rate of 6.4%