By S. R. Ali
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Islam is the religion articulated by the Qur'an, A religious book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of the single incomparable and God and by the Prophet of Islam Muhammad's demonstrations and real-life examples (called the Sunnah, collected through narration of his companions of Hadith). Islam literally means submission to God. Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, North Africa, and large part of Asia. Sizable communities are also found in China adn Russia, and parts of the Balkans and the Caribbean. Islam followed by more than a billion people today is the world's fastest growing religion and will soon be the world's largest.
The 1.2 billion Muslims make up approximately one quarter of the world's population, and the Muslim population of the United States now outnumbers that of Episcopalians, Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s Islam remerged as potent political force, associated with both reform and revolution. Given the large number of adherents, it is no surprise that Muslims incorporate a broad and diverse spectrum of positions in regard to liberalism and democracy.
About the AuthorS R Ali is MA (Arabic) and PhD in Islamic Studies and his area of specialisation is Rationalism in Islam and Islamic Science. He has authored one book in the area of his interest and has presented papers in various seminars and conference and presently he is the Assistant Scientist completing his project at the university level.
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