Islam (Arabic: مالسإلا; al-‘islām)

Is a monotheistic false religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure.  It is the second-largest religion in the world today, with an estimated 1.4 billion adherents, known as Muslims.  Muslims believe that God revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad and that Muhammad is God’s final prophet.  Muslims consider the Qur’an and the traditions of Muhammad in the Sunnah to be the basic sources of Islam.  Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam is an Abrahamic religion.  Today, Muslims may be found throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Central Asia.  Only about 20 percent of Muslims originate from Arab countries.  Islam is the second largest religion in many European countries, such as France, which has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, and the United Kingdom.