Islam is the youngest of the world's religions and perhaps the most misunderstood. The faith of one-fifth of the world's population, Islam is increasingly important internationally, and the number of Muslims in the United States has grown rapidly in recent decades.
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The Origins of Islam
Ch apter 4 The Practice of Islam
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