In a historical or geopolitical sense the term usually refers collectively to moslem majority countries or countries in which Islam dominates politically. Moslem history involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion, and as a social institution.
The history of Islam began in Arabia with The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) first recitations of The Holy Qur'an in the 7th century. The Caliphate grew rapidly geographically expansion of moslem power well beyond the Arabian peninsula in the form of a vast moslem empire with an area of influence that stretched from northwest
The Islamic Empire significantly contributed to globalization during the Islamic Golden Age, when the knowledge, trade, and economies from many previously isolated regions, and civilizations began integrating due to contacts with moslem explorers, sailors, scholars, traders, and travelers. This helped establish the Islamic Empire as the world's leading extensive economic power throughout the 7th-13th centuries. Several contemporary medieval Arabic reports also suggest that moslem explorers from al-Andalus (Spain) may have travelled in expeditions across the
Now, many peoples in West world have Islamic phobia. They manifest their phobia in attack to moslem peoples in West world, and Islamic world. The U.S.-led "war on terrorism" has been a war on Islam.
Continously devastating condition of Palestinians, who have robbered their lands by Israel (the tyrant and unjust and ilegal authoritizing). USA and NATO invations on Afghanistan (2002 until now), and Iraq (2003 until now), had destruction and killings of several hundred thousand moslems people of Afghanistan and Iraq. Evil treatment of prisoners by USA military in Abu Ghraib (Iraq, 2004), and Guantanamo (Cuba region, 2003 until now) are some of the major factors which have turned the world into lawless, and unjust.
That cases were give many evidence that USA, NATO, and Israel had turned the world into a lawless and unjust, and had destruction and killings of several hundred thousand moslems people.
Who is moslems people in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq? They are the man and womens who pray five times each day. They attend their mosques or places of worship each week (on friday). They fast during Ramadhan and try to perform a pilgrimage to the Ka'bah in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) at least once in their lives.
As moslems, they have a book called "The Holy Qur'an". This book is the word of God (Allah). The Holy Qur'an lays down, "Whoseover kills a human being without any reason like man slaughter, or corruption on earth. It is as though he had killed all mankind" (Qur'an 5:32).
Although Islam is regarded as the youngest of all revealed religions, it is not a new religions, but continuation of the first religion of God (Allah) to man, purged, and purified, time after time, from all human adulterations, and restored to its original purity. Thus all prophet from Adam to Muhammad (peace be upon them) came to preach the same religion, which continued to grow and grow until it reached perfection at the hand of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
When The Prophet Muhammad wife, Aisyah, was asked to described the mode of his life and conduct, she replied, "His morals are The Holy Qur'an." In other words, his daily life was a true picture of The Qur'anic teachings. He was an embodiment of all the virtues which have been enunciated by The Holy Qur'an.
The record of his life which shed light on his conduct as a child, as a father, as a neighbor, as a merchant, as a preacher, as a persecuted fugitive, as a friend, as a warrior, as an army commander, as a conqueror, as a judge, as a law giver, as a ruler and above all, as a devotee of God (Allah), and was all an exemplification on The Book of God (Allah). The sincerity and purity of his pious living was clearly revealed in his daily routine.
But The Prophet Muhammad only a man. He is only "the comforter" or "the spirit of truth", who would guide human beings into all truth. He shall not speak of him self, but shall speak of God (Allah) words. Compare with The New Testament, John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7 please...
If anyone has a real desire to be a moslem and has full conviction and strong belief, that Islam is the true religion ordained by God (Allah) for all human beings, then one should pronounce, that Shahada, "I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and I bear witness the Muhammad is His (Allah) servant and messenger."
The Holy Qur'an is explicit in this regard as God (Allah) has stated, "Truly, the religion on the sight of Allah is Islam" (Qur'an 3:19).
In another verse of The Holy Qur'an, God (Allah) has stated, "And whosoever desire a religion other that Islam, never will it accepted of him, and in the hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who are lost" (Qur'an 3:85).
In addition, Islam is the only religion prevailing over all other religions. God (Allah) has stated in The Holy Qur'an, "And to thee. We have sent The Book (The Holy Qur'an) in truth. This Qur'an confirming the scripture that came before it, and a witness over it" (Qur'an 5:48).
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, "Islam is based on five pillars: testifying that there is no God worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and His servant; performing the prayer (shalat); paying the zakat (obligatory charity); fasting the month of Ramadhan (shaum); and performing hajj (yearly pilgrimage)."