Islam arose in the western part of the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century and rapidly spread throughout the Middle East. Today, Islam is the second largest religion in the world with adherents in all parts of the globe. Muslims believe that in 610 CE Muhammad ibn Abd Allah, then a forty year-old merchant, began receiving revelations from God through the Archangel Gabriel (Jibrail), charging him to call humanity to the religion of Islam. Islam is an Arabic word derived from the root s-l-m...
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-: Kiswa from the Ka’ba

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