1. Islam is the second-largest and the fastest-growing religion in the world.
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  2. The Quran, Islam's most sacred book, means “recitation” in Arabic.
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  3. Islam believes to be the complete and universal version of a primordial faith revealed many times before through prophets like Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
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  4. Islam view heaven as a place of physical pleasures to come.
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  5. There are two main denominations in Islam:
    Sunni (75 – 90%) and Shia (10 – 20%).
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  6. Every adult Muslim must go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if he is physically and financially capable.
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  7. Muslims use only the right hand for eating and drinking.
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  8. During Islam's Golden Age, scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.
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  9. The Quran emphasizes bodily resurrection, a break from the pre-Islamic Arabian understanding of death.
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  10. Muslims cannot consume pork products, blood, carrion, and alcohol.
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  11. There's a Barbie-like Islamic doll called "Fulla".
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  12. A large number of Muslims sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II.
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  13. Islam allows abortion if the pregnancy is a threat to the woman's life or if it's the result of a rape and is less than 4 months old.
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  14. Indonesia is home to the world's
    largest Islamic population.
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  15. 86%
    of people surveyed in Egypt are in favor of the death penalty as a punishment for abandoning Islam.
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  16. Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
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  17. There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a "sacred footprint": Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
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  18. In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews from Spain. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, sent the Ottoman navy to Spain to rescue the Jews from Spanish persecution.
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  19. A Burkini is a type of swimsuit for Muslim women, which covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet.
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  20. In 2001, Pope John Paul II entered and prayed in a mosque and even kissed the Qur'an to improve relations with Islam.
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  21. In Islam, a man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back up after the first two times.
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  22. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty if they decide to change their religion from Islam.
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  23. In Islam, the Bible is considered a revelation from God which had been corrupted by men. The Qur'an from Muhammad came to correct this deviation.
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  24. Islam will equal Christianity in size by 2050.
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  25. The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.
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  26. Mary is mentioned more in Islam's Quran than in the entire New Testament.
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  27. Cats are revered animals in Islam because Prophet Muhammad loved them.
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  28. In Saudi Arabia, UAE, Sudan, Brunei, Qatar and others, people who abandon Islam and convert to another religion may face the death penalty.
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  29. Belief in angels is fundamental to the faith of Islam.
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  30. In 2006, The FBI planted an informant pretending to be a radical Muslim in a mosque, and the Muslims in the mosque reported him to the FBI.
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  31. There's an empty place
    next to Muhammad's Tomb,
    Islam's main Prophet,
    reserved for Jesus.
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  32. Amputation of hands or feet is the Islamic punishment for theft and highway robbery without homicide.
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  33. Suicide is a crime in Islam. Suicide attempts may lead to prosecution.
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  34. Is Islamic law, money isn't allowed to generate more money by being put into a bank account or lent to someone else. Banks make their money by sharing the risk of their investments with investors, operating on a profit-loss basis.
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  35. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that residents above the 80th floor have to wait 2 to 3 minutes longer to end Ramadan.
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  36. From 2000 to 2010, some 100,000 British people converted to Islam.
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  37. Islam is the world's most common state-endorsed religion, with 27 countries.
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  38. 1.75 million worshippers went to the holy city of Mecca in 2017.
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