(Arabic: الإسلام, meaning submission; to surrender oneself)
Islam is the last monotheistic religion stemming from Abrahamic texts, and is now considered the fastest growing with over 1.6 billion “Muslims”. The beliefs of Islam center around who they consider to be the ‘last prophet of God’, Muhammad, and adhere strictly to their duties to God, or “Allah”. They believe Allah is ‘Tahwid’ (one and incomparable) and they exist to love and serve him. They also believe Islam is the primordial faith, meaning the “true faith”, and was revealed to many prophets throughout time by Allah the creator. Muslims consider the arabic Qur’an to be the unaltered word of God, unlike the Jewish bible and Christian bible, in which they label the term “tahrif”, meaning distorted or altered. The hadith of Gabriel, considered the best example of the core of Islam, consists of the Five Pillars, The 6 Articles of Faith, and Ihsan, meaning excellence.