Islam. History . Islam means submission (to God) in Arabic. A person who follows Islam is called a Muslim which means a person who submits. Trace their heritage back to the Old Testament Islam was founded by a man named Muhammad who lived in Mecca. . History Continued .
“There is only one God, Allah.”
- This trip is called the Hegira and it marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar.
- The holy book of Islam.
- Considered to be the word of Allah.
- Describes a way of life that describes ways that are allowed (halal) and ones that are not (haram). These acts include dietary laws, which do not allow the eating of pork or drinking of alcohol.