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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Basic Facts of Islam Islam is centered around the belief of one God and came to rise after the life of the prophet Muhammad who lived from 570-632 CE. Muslims also believe there were other prophets like Jesus, Moses and Abraham who spread God's word. They believe in a judgment day and also have their own holy book, the Quran. Practice of Islam is based on their five pillars, which are shahada (faith), salat (prayer), zakat (charity), sawm (fasting), and Hajj, which is a pilgrimage to Mecca. Today there are roughly 1.6 billion Muslims and it is by far the fastest growing religion in the world. Islam is a far more demanding religion that calls for submission from its subjects who take much time out of their day to reverence God by bowing their heads to the floor. Ever since the 9/11 attacks. Muslims have been given a bad reputation with many Americans, assuming the majority of them are a violent people. This is not the case and nowhere in Muslim doctrine is there anything about violence as most Muslims see a peaceful people. 20% Shiites are the smaller, more violent group, and Sunnis, the larger group, are the orthodox and traditional branch of Islam. Growth of Islam 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 10% Background Radical Muslims Muslim Population by Region Sources "Mapping the Global Muslim Population." Pew Research Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS. N.p., 06 Oct. 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2015."Basic Facts About Islam." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2015."Nuha Abujaber Reports." Nuha Abujaber Reports. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. Sunni vs Shiite
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