Top 10 Islam facts Selected as the most interesting among Islam related questions in Islam quiz What does the word "Islam" literally mean?Submission. Islam is the only major religion, along with Buddhism (if we consider the name of the religion to come from budh "to awake, know, perceive", and not the Buddha), whose name is not related to a person or ethnic group, but to the central idea of the religion.Created by: Debbie FoxArabia facts » Which religion is the most popular in the world?Christianity. The CIA's World Factbook gives the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%, Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01%. (2010 est.)Created by: globalquiz.orgworld facts » Why is Jerusalem a holy city for Muslims?It is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (later moved by Muhammad to Mecca), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran.Created by: globalquiz.orgIsrael facts » Which religion other than Islam recognizes Muhammed as a prophet?Bahá'í Faith. The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind and all religion. The followers believe that each of divine messengers established a religion that was suited to the needs of the time and the capacity of the people. These messengers have included Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and others.Created by: globalquiz.orgreligions facts » Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt. But in which active religion is cat a revered animal?In Islam. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith". He prohibited the persecution and killing of cats. His favourite cat was a female named Muezza. According to a legend, a cat saved Muhammad from a snake. The grateful prophet stroked the cat's back and forehead, thus blessing all cats, and leaving the stripes on his forehead some cats still have on their coats. Created by: globalquiz.orgcats facts » Which animals do Muslims consider impure and evil?Black dogs. According to a Sunni narration classified as authentic by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, black dogs are a manifestation of evil in animal form. According to many Muslim scholars, a contact with a dog's saliva requires one to wash seven times. The British Transport Police receives complains suggesting that sniffer dogs trained to detect explosives should no longer come into contact with Muslim passengers.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle East facts » How many rounds does a Muslim pilgrim walk around the Kaaba?Seven. During the Hajj, about 6 million pilgrims gather to circle the building on the same day.Created by: globalquiz.orgSaudi Arabia facts » Where is Mecca?At point 3. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger empires. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925.Created by: life-o-holicmaps facts » Who revealed the Quran to Mohammed?The archangel Gabriel. Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through angel Gabriel (Jibril) from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately 23 years beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.Created by: Debbie Foxculture facts » What is the second most popular religion in India (after Hinduism)?Islam. The two major religions of India are Hinduism (80%) and Islam (13.4%). The Muslim population of India is the third largest in the world.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of India facts » Play Islam quiz and see all the questions.