Monday, October 25, 2004

World Divine Religions :Islam

Islam - largest world religion...and growing :Islam was founded by the prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ), who received the holy scriptures of Islam, the Quran , from Allah Almighty (God) 610 A.D. Islam Arabic for "submission to God" maintains that Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) is the last in a long line of holy messengers, preceded by Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon him). In addition to being devoted to the Quran, followers of Islam (Muslims) are devoted to the worship of Allah Almighty through the Five Pillars: the statement "There is no god but God, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his messenger"; prayer, conducted five times a day while facing Mecca; the giving of alms; the keeping of the fast of Ramadan during the ninth month of the Muslim year; and the making of a pilgrimage at least once to Mecca, if possible. The Divine book (code of law) of Islam is Quran.

Muslim countries: where Islam is declared as a state religion:

Afghanistan
Albania
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bosnia
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Chad
Chechnya
Dagestan
Djibouti
Egypt
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Oman
Palestine
Pakistan
Qatar
Senegal
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
Uzbekistan
Yemen


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