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    What Kind of Religion Is Islam?

    Islam is one of the world’s monotheistic religions, along with Christianity and Judaism. Its followers are called Muslims. Below is a brief description and history of Islam. Islam Facts Islam is Arabic for “peace”. This is a spiritual peace that a faithful Muslim obtains when submitting himself to God’s will. God is called Allah. Muhammad A historical figure and a prophet, he was born in 570 in Mecca and died in Medina in 632. He founded the first Islamic state. Hijra In 622, amidst the persecution of the newly converted Muslims by the pagans, Muhammad was forced to flee Mecca for Medina. This flight became known as Hijra. Abu Bakr…