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World Religions: Islam


Islam, major world religion promulgated by the Prophet Muhammad in Arabia in the 7th century CE. The Arabic term Islam literally “surrender,” illuminates the fundamental religious idea of Islam—that the believer (called a Muslim, from the active particle of Islam) accepts surrender to the will of Allah (in Arabic, Allāh: God). Allah is viewed as the sole God—creator, sustainer, and restorer of the world. (Encyclopedia Britannica)


Abu Darweesh MosqueAbu Darweesh Mosque in Amman, Jordan.David Bjorgen

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