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.
Hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab is accused of inciting people to breach coronavirus curbs by holding crowded events. On his recent return from self-exile in Saudi Arabia, he declared plans for a "moral revolution."
Emmanuel Macron is clamping down on radical mosques. It's part of a campaign to tackle "Islamist separatism." But can his government win the battle? Our guests: Géraldine Schwarz (author), Raphael Bossong (analyst), Yasemin Ural (sociologist)
Tens of thousands of Muslims have marched in several cities in anger at Paris' decision to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad. France is still reeling from two deadly knife attacks, blamed on Islamists.