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Islam

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Islam is a religious tradition stressing submission to God according to the revelations to the prophet Muhammad (570/571-632 CE), whom Muslims hold to be the last in a line of prophets including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Muhammad's revelations are recorded in the Qur'an, the sacred scripture of Islam, and Muslims also consider hadith—reports of Muhammad's sayings and actions—to be authoritative guides for moral life. Divergent views on the proper leadership of the Muslim community (ummah) led to a split between Sunni and Shi'a Islam. With around 1.5 billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, predominating across the Middle East, North Africa, and many parts of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Political Islam, often known as Islamism, is currently widespread in many Muslim-majority countries; most Islamist groups identify with the ideals of democracy, while a small minority support terrorism.

ESSAYS ON ISLAM:

Islam
伊斯兰教
Islamic Beliefs
伊斯兰教信仰
Islamic Practices
伊斯兰教实践
Demographics of Islam
伊斯兰教人口分布
Islamic Scripture
伊斯兰教经典

THEMES

Islam on the Religious Other
伊斯兰教关于宗教他者的观念
Islam on Justice and Injustice
伊斯兰教关于正义和非正义的观念
Islam on Health and Illness
伊斯兰教关于健康和疾病的观念
Islam on Wealth and Poverty
伊斯兰教关于富裕和贫穷的观念
Islam on Peace and Violence
伊斯兰教关于和平和暴力的观念
Islam on Defamation of Religion