Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
On the road to Mecca -- Founder and beliefs -- Sacred text and worship -- From Mecca to the world -- Islam today.
The religion of Islam traces it beginnings to the 600s in what is present day Saudi Arabia. The angel Gabriel was said to have visited the prophet Muhammad, who then shared the word of Allah, or God, with the people. Today Islam has more than a billion followers. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of Islam and how the religion fits into today's world.