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Origins



Beginnings

Muhammad received and preached the message of Islam to the people of the Arabia in the early 7th century C.E.

Influences

Islam emerged in the wealthy trading center of Mecca, and regards itself as the culmination of all previous monotheistic religions, including Judaism and Christianity.

Founders

The founder of Islam is the prophet Muhammad, who was born in Mecca in approximately 570 C.E.

Sacred Texts

The Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam and is believed to be the unaltered word of God. The Sunna, in its written form hadith, while not scripture, is part of the Islamic canon.

Historical Perspectives

Scholars have just begun the important task of addressing the stereotyping of Islam and Muslims in the journalistic and entertainment media and in scholarship.

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