Islam was founded by Muhammad, who was the main prophet around the 6th or 7th century. The religion was founded near Mecca in the Arabian Peninsula of the east. Islam was developed from both Judaism and Christianity.
The holy book is called Quran. The Quran is their book of rules. Their place of worship is called a mosque. The very first mosque was the courtyard in the home of Muhammad. Today, many mosques are large buildings with beautiful towers and domes. The religious leader is called an Imam. Imam may lead Islamic worship services, serve as community leaders, and provide religious advice.