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.
Salafism is one of the fastest growing extremely conservative branches of Islam in Germany. We speak with DW journalist Esther Felden about her experiences researching her series on Salafism in Germany and the stories of the people she encountered along the way.
In Croatia, academics and imams are putting the finishing touches on a new encyclopedia documenting the country's Muslim community. With roots dating back to the 15th century, Croatia's Muslims number about 60,000 – just 1.5 percent of the population. Ida Alic, executive editor of the encyclopedia, explains how Croatia's Muslims and Christians are setting an example for other countries.