Islam 101

The message of Islam, which was revealed to the Prophet Muhamm-ad (saw) in the 7th century AD, is universal, comprehensive, complete and in its final form. The Islamic creed and worldview is generally the same as that of the other Abrahamic religions, Christianity and Judaism. Indeed, Islam describes the previous messengers of God, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus, and their original followers as "Muslims" following "Islam", the literal meaning of Islam being "peaceful submission to the will of God".

Islam teaches that the path to spiritual development is open to all. Any individual who searches the One Creator can seek nearness to God through sincere and earnest worship; it is central to establishing a relationship with the Almighty. This positive message for humanity fills hearts with hope and courage.

Today Islam and Muslims are being systematically defamed and targeted in the Western countries through the lethal policies of the governments and media frenzy. It's time we, Muslims and non-Muslims, took a deeper look at the Islamic message, ethics, and culture and dismissed Islamophobia from our national political discourse and media for good.

At present there are 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and they form the majority in more than 50 countries of the world. Today Islam is the fastest growing faith in the West and throughout the world. We invite you to explore Islam through objective eyes.