The founder of Islam was the prophet Muhammad. The religion was established between the years 610 and 622 A.D. Islam is the second largest practiced religion in the world.
Islam is one of three Abrahamic religions, which also include Christianity and Judaism. People of Abrahamic religions believe that their history can be traced back to Abraham. They also support monotheism, which is the belief of one deity. The Middle East was the birthplace of the Abrahamic religions. Another trait all three faiths share is a vast number of followers. Over half of the world's population adheres to Islam, Christianity, or Judaism.