What is Islam?
Islam means submission to the well and directions of one God ( Allah) these directions were delivered to his messenger Muhammad through Quraan, the words of God .
Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy and forgiveness that should not be associated with acts of violence against innocents.
Who Are Muslims?
One becomes a Muslim by saying, "There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God." By this declaration, theperson announces faith in all of God's messengers. There are an estimated 1.33 billion Muslims worldwide.
Muslims believe in a chain of prophets beginning with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. God's eternal message was reaffirmed and finalized by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on them all).
American Muslim Community
There are an estimated 7 million Muslims in America . The Muslim community in America is made up of people from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and national origins. There are almost 2,000 mosques, Islamic schools and Islamic centers in America . Muslims are active in all walks of life. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in this country and around the world.