The Muslim religion, properly referred to as Islam, dates back to 610 C.E., making this belief system more than a thousand years old. Since its beginnings, Islam has grown into one of the most popular religions on the pl... More »

Islam, the Muslim religion, originated in the Arabian Peninsula around 622. Islam's prophet, Muhammad, lived in Mecca, a city in the western part of the peninsula. Here he developed the core doctrines of the religion. More »

Muslims do not celebrate baptism in the Christian sense. Islam challenges the authority of baptism, citing the Quran's declaration that participation in the religion is itself the baptism of Allah. There are similar ritu... More »

Islam, the Muslim religion, originated in the Arabian Peninsula around 622. Islam's prophet, Muhammad, lived in Mecca, a city in the western part of the peninsula. Here he developed the core doctrines of the religion. More »

To become Muslim, observe the Five Pillars of Islam. Start by bearing witness, thus converting to Islam. Pray five times a day, fast during the month of Ramadan, give to charity, and make the pilgrimage to Mecca, if poss... More »

There are many different Muslim veils depending on the country and style of Islam, but the main ones are the hijab, abaya, niqab and burqa. Veils are typically worn by Muslim women as a matter of choice because there is ... More »

"Islamic" is an adjective referring to the religious denomination of Islam and anything related to it, while "Muslim" is a proper noun or adjective that identifies followers of Islam. For example, a Muslim man may commit... More »