The first History of Islam

Mecca and Medina are believed to be where Islam originated in the 7th century C.E. Muslims view Islam as the return to the original faith of the Abrahamic prophets, such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus, with submission to God’s will.

Islam has developed politically, economically, militarily, and culturally throughout history. Most historians believe Islam originated in Mecca and Medina during the 7th century, as Muslims view Islam as the original faith of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, and Jesus. According to the traditional account, Muslims believe Muhammad began receiving divine revelations in 610 CE.

The revelations urged submission to God, expecting to prepare for the Last Judgement. Muhammad’s message gained a handful of followers (the abbas) but met increasing opposition from the Meccans. Muhammad moved to Yathrib (now Medina) a few years after losing protection from his uncle Abd al-Mutalib in 622 CE. As soon as Muhammad died in 632 CE, disagreements erupted over who would lead the Muslim community.

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The fastest-growing religion has over 1.9 billion followers. Most likely, you heard about Islam through the media, a friend or coworker, or while browsing the internet. It is the second most followed religion after Christianity but is also one of the most misunderstood. Islam’s actual teachings are often at odds with widespread misconceptions and misinformation. It’s a guide for anyone interested in learning more about Islam.

Islamic Culture

The term Islamic culture refers to cultural practices common to historically Islamic people. Muslims’the early culture was mainly Arab, Byzantine, Persian, and Levantine, from Rashidunto the early Umayyad period. Many of the cultures of Persian, Egyptian, NorthCaucasian, Turkic, Mongol, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Malay, Somali, and Islamic empires influenced Berber, Indonesia, and Moro. The Islamic culture encompasses all the practices developed around Islam. Different cultures and traditions apply Islamic beliefs differently.

Islamic Literature

In Islamic literature, Muslims write literature that portrays Islam or is influenced by it. Almost any language and region can be used. Various literary forms include dabs, a non-fiction form of Islamic advice literature.

Islamic Culture and Architecture Series

  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangladeshi
  • Indo-Islamic
  • Indonesian
  • Moorish
  • Moroccan
  • Mughal
  • Ottoman
  • Pakistani
  • Persian
  • Somali
  • Sudano-Sahelian
  • Tatar
  • Swahili


  • Arab carpet
  • Azerbaijani carpet
  • Batik
  • Calligraphy
  • Damask
  • Embroidery
  • Ikat
  • Iznik pottery
  • Khatam
  • Kilim
  • Miniature
  • Oriental rug
  • Paan dan
  • Persian carpet
  • Soumak
  • Suzani
  • Tapis
  • Turkmen rug
  • Turkish carpet
  • Zardozi


  • Abaya
  • Agal
  • Boubou
  • Burqa
  • Chador
  • Hijab
  • Headscarf
  • Jilbab
  • Jellabiya
  • Kaftan
  • Kameez
  • Keffiyeh
  • Kupiah
  • Niqāb
  • Salwar
  • Songkok
  • Taqiya
  • Thawb


  • Arba’een
  • Al-Ghadeer
  • Chaand Raat
  • Al-Fitr
  • Al-Adha
  • Imamat Day
  • New Year
  • Al-Qadr
  • Mawlid
  • Ramadan
  • Bara’at
  • Raghaib


  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Crimean Tatar
  • Gambian
  • Hausa
  • Indonesian (Javanese)
  • Kashmiri
  • Kazakh
  • Kurdish
  • Kyrgyz
  • Malaysian (Malay)
  • Malian
  • Nigerian
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sindhi
  • Somali
  • South Asian
  • Tajik
  • Tatar
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek


  • Ashik
  • Daf
  • Dastgah
  • Gamelan
  • Gendang Belek
  • Ghazal
  • Haḍra
  • Hamd
  • Jari
  • Madih Malawi
  • Mappilappattu
  • Maqam
  • Mugam
  • Naat
  • Nasheed
  • Noha
  • Qawwali
  • Sufi
  • Talempong
  • Tambourine


  • Bangsawan
  • Jem
  • Karagöz and Hacivat
  • Sama
  • Ta’zieh
  • Wayang
  •  Islam portal

In the 2000s, academics have moved beyond evaluations of differences between Islamic and non-Islamic literature to studies such as comparisons of novelizations of various contemporary Islamic kinds of literature and points of convergence with political themes, such as nationalism.

Improvement Islamic World

Historically, Muslims and their faith have dominated societies and cultures in the Islamic world, also called Islamdom.

There is a global phenomenon of Islam adoption: Muslims live in approximately 30 to 40 countries spanning the Atlantic, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, from northern Africa to the northernmost regions. Most Muslims live east of Karachi, Pakistan, which has more than half of the Arab population. Islam continues to expand despite the absence of large-scale political entities, some estimates say faster than any other major religion.