The origin of Islam began when the founder, Muhammad, founded the religion in Mecca. Islam has some connections with other religions also, for example, some connections Islam shares with Christianity and Judaism are that they all believe in one god, they each have their own religious place, and last of all, they each have their own holy book.
Alike other religions Islam has their own major beliefs. The Islam religion's holy book is called the Quran, it consists of 114 chapters, the Quran is divided into chapters which are then divided into verses. The place of worship for this religion is called a mosque. Mosques usually have a doomed roof and a tall tower called a minaret. Finally, the religious leader of the Islam religion is a god who they call "Allah".
Some of the major sects of the Islam religion are the Sunnis and the Shiites. These two are the two major sects because they have a lot of major differences. These major differences are mainly because of disagreement in certain traditions.
Islam also consists of many major holidays/celebrations which are Ramadan, Eid-Al-Adha, and Muharram. The most important of the celebrations listed is Ramadan which is similar to Christmas or Thanksgiving to us.