Islam is a monotheistic religion. Its adherents are called Muslims, most of which are either Sunni (75 to 90 percent) or Shia (10 to 20 percent).
The Koran is its main religious text. The sunnah, comprising accounts called hadith of the prophet Muhammad, are also followed by most Muslims. About 13 percent of Muslims live in Indonesia, 25 percent in South Asia, 20 percent in the Middle East and 15 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
British police and security forces are continuing to map the network they suspect supported Salman Abedi in his suicide terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday. Meanwhile, the city itself is trying to move on. It's traditionally been a diverse community priding itself on tolerance and inclusion. So how will an attack, attributed to radical Islam, affect this northern UK city?
The Muslim Foundation in Slovakia has protested against the adoption of a law under which a religious community needs to have at least 50,000 members to be officially recognised. The Muslim Foundation points out that Slovakia’s Muslim community numbers only 2,000 members, so it’s far too small to meet the threshold required to enable it to build mosques.
US President Donald Trump, who has made several inflammatory remarks on Islam, has arrived in Saudi Arabia, home to a particularly austere form of the religion. How he deals with the topic will be watched with interest.