Islam facts

Islam is the second-largest and the fastest-growing religion in the world.

The Quran, Islam’s most sacred book, means “recitation” in Arabic.

Islam will equal Christianity in size by 2050.

Mary is mentioned more in Islam’s Quran than in the entire New Testament.

In Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Brunei, Qatar and others, people who abandon Islam and convert to another religion may face the death penalty.

Cats are revered animals in Islam because Prophet Muhammad loved them.

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

During Islam’s Golden Age, scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.

There’s an empty place next to Muhammad’s Tomb, Islam’s main Prophet, reserved for Jesus.

In 2006, The FBI planted an informant pretending to be a radical Muslim in a mosque, and the Muslims in the mosque reported him to the FBI.

There’s a Barbie-like Islamic doll called “Fulla”.

A large number of Muslims sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II.

Islam allows abortion if the pregnancy is a threat to the woman’s life or if it’s the result of a rape and is less than 4 months old.

Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Islamic population.

84% of people surveyed in Egypt are in favor of the death penalty as a punishment for abandoning Islam.

Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.

There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a “sacred footprint”: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.

In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews from Spain. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, sent the Ottoman navy to Spain to rescue the Jews from Spanish persecution.

A Burkini is a type of swimsuit for Muslim women, which covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet.

In 2001, Pope John Paul II entered and prayed in a mosque and even kissed the Qur’an to improve relations with Islam.

In Islam, a man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back up after the first two times.

Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty if they decide to change their religion from Islam.



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