Islam is the second largest religion in the world.
There are 25 countries in which more than 95% of the population is Muslim.
The Islamic year is 11 days shorter than our Jan-Dec Calendar Year. This is because of the fact that Western year is based on Earth’s revolution around the Sun whereas Islamic Year is based on phases of the moon.
The Islamic calendar is known as HIJRI calendar whereas western calendar is known as “GREGORIAN” calendar.
The Quran Islam’s most sacred book means “recitation” in Arabic.
Dogs in the Islamic world are typically not allowed inside the house because they are considered to be unclean.
Both alcohol and pork are forbidden in Islam.
In Islam, as in Judaism, marriage between first cousins is quite common.
There is Barbie-like Islamic doll called Fulla. Image Source: newsbazar.com
In Islam, if a man goes to heaven he will be rewarded with 72 virgins. On the contrary, the woman would be rewarded with only one man.
There are two main denomination: 1. Sunni (75-90%) 2. Shia (10-20%).
Every adult Muslim must go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if he is physically and financially capable.
A Burkini is a type of swimsuit for Muslim women’s, which covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet.
Muslims use only the right hand for eating and drinking.
In Islamic Law, Interest isn’t allowed and is considered as Haram i.e. prohibited. If by chance they receive interest they donate it to the poor in the form of Zakat.
Prophet Mohammad loved cats and that’s why they are highly revered in Islam.