Islam

Introduction

Islam (ĭslämˈ, ĭsˈläm) [key], [Arab., = submission to God], world religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad. Founded in the 7th cent., Islam is the youngest of the three monotheistic world religions (with Judaism and Christianity). An adherent to Islam is a Muslim [Arab., = one who submits].

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