20 interesting facts about Islam

 

  • Islam is the 2nd largest religion in the world, with 1.7 billion people declaring their faith in Muhammad (S.A.W) & Allah. Islam is an Arabic word that means “security,” “peace,” and “surrender.” Muslim means “one who peacefully surrenders to God.” Anyone from any race could be Muslim; in other words, “Muslim” does not refer to a particular race. The word Islam means “submission to God”.

 

  • Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion by the number of conversions every year. The religion began in Arabia, but today 80% of all believers in Islam live outside the Arab world.

 

  • Islam is a complete way of life that governs all facets of life: moral, social, spiritual, political, intellectual, economical, etc.

 

  • The advancements in Europe during the Renaissance were based on ideas brought by Muslims from the Islamic World.

 

  • Muhammad (S.A.W) said “There is no disease that Allah has created, except that he has also created its remedy, This led to Muslims trying to make new discoveries in the field of medicine during the Golden Age of Islam. During this period of time, the Islamic world was very advanced in medicine.

  • Islam was implemented in Spain for over six hundred years in which it brought peace and stability. Mosques and buildings in Islamic Spain also had some of the most beautiful architectural designs, for example the Alhambra Palace.

 

  • The Quran, Islam’s most sacred book,means “recitation” in Arabic.

 

  • Every Muslim must go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.

 

  • The Golden Ratio of the Earth lines up with Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest cities. The qiblah (direction for prayer) used to be towards Jerusalem before it was changed to Mecca.

 

  • Many prophecies contained in the Quran have come true. For example, the Quran prophesied in the beginning of Chapter 30 (The Romans) that the Byzantines will be victorious over the Persians in a coming battle. This came true a few years after these verses were revealed.

  • Muslims use only the right hand for eating and drinking.

 

  • The Quran is the most memorized book in the world. There are many Muslims who do not speak Arabic as their mother tongue but have memorized the whole Quran. Even children as young as four have memorized the Quran off by heart.

 

  • Muslims cannot consume pork products, blood, carrion, and alcohol. Yeah!! you read that correctly

 

  • The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said that there were about 124,000 prophets who had been sent by God to various nations and tribes throughout History. However, only 25 of these prophets are mentioned in the Quran by name.

 

  • During Islam’s Golden Age,scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.

  • The Quran has not been changed or tampered with since its revelation 1400 years ago. Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of America had his own personal copy of the Quran which he used to read.

 

  • The Quran is described as a vast ocean of knowledge. Some people collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, take from it the most advanced philosophy, wisdom and rules of a perfect way of living.

 

  • The best women in Islam were: Khadija wife of the prophet (pbuh), Fatima daughter of the prophet (pbuh), Asiya wife of the pharaoh and Mary mother of Jesus (pbuh). In the Quran God says that Mary is the greatest of the women, “And (mention) when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds.

 

  • Islam stresses the importance of being kind to ones parents. In fact the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned that “Paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother”. He also said that being kind to ones parents is the second most loved act by God.

 

  • The Quran is the most explained book in history with thousands of volumes elucidating its many wonders. Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned 4 times in the Quran by name, and Jesus (pbuh) is mentioned 25 times in the Quran by name.

 

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