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Islam
Type Monotheistic
Founder Mohammed
Created Possibly around 7th Century A.D.
Dissolved Day of Glorious Appearing


Islam is one of the three major religions that sprang forth from the Middle East, along with Judaism and Christianity. It traces its origin back to Abraham, whom its adherents called Muslims believed worshipped Allah, their "one true God". They believe that Allah revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad, "God's final prophet", through the angel Gabriel, and regard the Qur'an and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Muhammad) as the fundamental sources of Islam. They do not regard Muhammad as the founder of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original monotheistic faith of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Islamic tradition holds that Jews and Christians distorted the revelations God gave to these prophets by either altering the text, introducing a false interpretation, or both.

At first, the Global Community tried to accommodate Islam, by having the Dome Of The Rock moved to New Babylon, as a condition of the Global Community's Seven Year Treaty with Israel. Whatever attitude of tolerance there is towards Islam disappeared after the imposition of Carpathianism that required all citizens to worship Nicolae Carpathia and acknowledge his divinity. There were some factions of Muslims that still followed Islam during the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation when all religions except for Carpathianism were outlawed, and were executed for their defiance. Just as Leon Fortunato destroyed all the sacred artwork in the Vatican, the Global Community also destroyed the city of Mecca. In The Remnant, one group of Muslims in China still practiced Islam secluded from the rest of society and resisted taking the mark of Carpathia and worshipping Carpathia's image until they were discovered by the Global Community to be executed. When the enclave of Muslims were about to be executed, the angel Christopher appeared to plead with them to accept Christ before they die.

In a letter written before the Rapture to her estranged husband, Yasmine Ababneh portrays Islam as a religion of works where one is bound by the rules and strives to perform good deeds in order to please God.

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