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Quick Facts on Islam
- Islam is the faith or belief that there is a God, and that He chose the Arab merchant Muhammad to be His Messenger.
- The word Muslims use for God is Allah - which is not so much a name as a description of a quality of Being; it means the Absolute, the Almighty, the Supreme.
- The word ‘islam’ which means ‘to submit’.
- Those who practise Islam are known as Muslims.
- Muslims believe the will of God was revealed in the revelations Muhammad received, the collection known as the Qur'an.
- At present, Islam is the world's fastest-growing faith.
From "Introduction." Need to Know? Islam. London: Collins, 2008. Credo Reference. Web. 17 February 2012.