Who are Muslims?

who are muslims


Muslims are people who have professed belief in Islam. As believers, they worship the One God and revere Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), as the last messenger of God. Additionally, they also believe in all the prophets which preceded Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the holy books which they brought, such as the Psalms, Torah, and the Gospel. A fundamental article of faith in Islam is belief in the Day of Judgement, when all humanity will be recompensed for their deeds in this world. Muslims believe in angels, as well as in predestination.

Muslims around the World

After Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the very first Muslims were people from his own circle of family and friends as well as the poor and needy in Mecca more than 1400 years ago. During the life of Muhammad (pbuh), this small band of followers grew by tens of thousands. As centuries passed, Muslims have only grown in number. Today, Muslims account for about one quarter of the entire world population.

There are between 1.2 and 1.6 billion Muslims across the world. Most of the Muslims are concentrated in Muslim-majority countries, such as Azerbaijan and Albania in Europe, Mali and Tunisia in Africa, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the Middle East, Pakistan and Bangladesh in southeast Asia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in central Asia, and Indonesia and Malaysia in Asia Pacific. At the same time, a growing Muslim diaspora has taken root in many areas as well, such as China, Australia, Europe, America and Canada, Latin America, and parts of western, central, and southern Africa. It is estimated that there are around 7 million Muslims in the United States.

The common belief that most Muslims are Arabs is a misconception. In fact, the majority of Muslims in the world are non-Arabs. (Learn more: Muslims around the World)

Islam and Muslims

Islam cannot be judged based on the actions of Muslims. Islam, the perfected religion of God, is entirely separate from the imperfect humans who call themselves Muslims.

As in other religious bodies, there are practicing and non-practicing Muslims, liberal and conservative Muslims, tolerant and extremist Muslims. However, their individual actions should not be used to scrutinize or label Islam.

In fact, it must be mentioned here that the media stereotype of Muslims is far from reality. The vast majority of the Muslims in the world are indeed peace-loving human beings with many of them striving hard to live up to the great ideals of Islam. (Read more: Islam Explained)


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  7. Shiha Sha says:

    Add a comment…we are bcz we are muslim

  8. ISLAM : I, Surrender, Life to, Allah (for worship and obeying), Mohammed ( to seek and follow how to worship and obey Allah from Prophet peace be upon him and in his foot steps) = Result is Peace acquired in my life in this temporary world and a strong hope in Allah to carry on with his mercy in life hereafter, the ETERNAL LIFE being saved by Allah from Hell fire prepared for Disbelievers and wrong doers and reaching inside of Paradise by Mercy of Allah the Creator of Seven Heavens and Earth and every thing in them. Allah is the Greatest, Merciful and all wise.

  9. Al Hassnain says:

    why u did not I.R.Iran. it is bearing the name of Islam with it?

  10. Al Hassnain says:

    what is about Iraqis? are they non-Muslims

  11. Paul John Mckenzie says:

    Hi every one of the religious world, i am a christian and been one since the age 16 years of age and now this sunday i am about to be baptised in the name of god to restate my faith with him and let my faith grow in faith and it was god who reguided me back to church and been going since, as i begain to except my faith and got older i did not really new that god was stil with me and had and i did not now this until i went back to church and over the years i have understood that it does not mater what your religion is – that it all means the same but in different languages around the world whether your islamic or muslim we all have the same god and there for we should except this as the truth as to what i am saying and god who greated us should be living together as one big family and as brother and sister as long as we follow gods (Allah) law and his commandments and we must teach each other the right version of the quran or in my case the holy bible, i now that some terrorist organisation around the world think that Allah (god) is the Allah (god) is the god of war but this not true and this because they have been misinformed or mistaught by false leaders in there religion and this is down to misinterprations in how we are taught by our church leaders and god has blessed me by opening my mind in a spiritual way so that i can understand what god (allah) is say to me through the holy bible and because this this why i have the highest respect for all religions and faiths around the world and having this open mind and understanding about faith, this is a great gift from god and every time i read the bible i feel the presence of god around me and some times i can talk to him if i have a problem and he sorts it out for me so that i can do what i need to do, so what ever religion you are may god or allah be with you and bless you in the things that you do right in pleasing allah or god and ask him to come into your life and to be there for you and to open your mind and show you the right meaning of your quran or bible to that you can continue to obey his commandements and laws may allah keep you save and talk to you in your sleep or through the quran or the holy bible.

  12. Islam Is Rahmat for all universe

  13. it is good point. but it looks to me that you telling me you have final exam and I need to study without syllabus, and there is no re-do. if study history and get in trhe exam with physics will I pass ofcourse no. the bigest question everyone needs to answer are we worshiping GOD or devel, God has oneway to be worshiped and the devel creates semilarways to missguide US.

  14. Allah save every person how like tihs sheikh

  15. if you need any 'god' to make you happy .. for any reason.. 'jump' follow yourself.. not a any 'god'

  16. Well, Islam is not a religion of peace and anyone who beliefs in this ideology is wrong and does not understand what's good for the world. In Mosques the women (who are, by the way, not allowed together with the men) teach amongst themselves how they should act when and if faced with a situation such as infidelity or homosexuality. "Kill him, you must kill him. Do you understand?" is what's being said.

    Look at Britain today. In 2011 there was a debate where 55% voted for Islam to NOT be a religion of peace. Today, in 2015, they have over 85 Sharia courts.

    Simply put- we need to ban Islam from the world and get rid of all Muslims.

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