The main founder of the religion Islam is Muhammad. He was a prophet for the god, Allah. he was born about the year 570 A.D. in The holy city, Mecca (Makkah). It is believed that he spread the religion in Medina and Mecca for 22 years, from 610 A.D. to 632 A.D., the year he died. Like Christianity, many of the first founders are the same. Muslims and Christians believe in Moses, Abraham, Noah, David and Jesus. They also share the Old Testament from the bible.
The holy book of Islam is known as, Quran. This is the words of Allah but translated from Muhammad. In this book it shows the four functions of God which are, creation, sustenance, guidance and judgement, and the five pillars of Islam, belief in Allah and Muhammad, group prayer, tithing, or giving money to charity, fasting during Ramadan, and pilgrimage to Mecca once a lifetime.
Sects of Islam
There are two main sects of the Islamic religion are the Sunni and the Shia. The difference is the Sunni believe rulers need to be followers of Muhammad and the Shia believe that rulers need to be descendants of Muhammad. The Sunni is the most common in the religion.
The most important celebration in the Islam religion is the Ramadan. During this month long celebration, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. On the last day of the holiday a large celebration is held with vibrant colors and everyone gathers.