Religion of Islam

This paper discusses the religion of Islam: Origins, Prophet Muhammad, Mecca, Koran, wars, beliefs, rituals and social impact.

This research will discuss the origins of Islam. The origins of many religions are clouded by the passage of time. When exactly Judaism began, for example, is open to variousinterpretations. Christianity seems more capable of defining the period when it began, but the exact year is really not possible.

Islam is the youngest of the world’s major religions. It is perhaps for this reason, or the fact that Islam seems to have kept particularly careful records, that it can name an exact year for its founding. Whatever the reason, the accepted date for the beginning of Islam is 610 A.D. when the Prophet Muhaammed, then forty years old, had the first experience of the Qur’an. However, despite this date, the calendar of Islam does not begin with the prophet’s first vision, but begins instead in the year …