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Islam
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Islam is the monotheistic, revealed religion founded by the prophet Muḥammad. From its original home in the Arabian Peninsula, Islam spread over the Near East, North Africa, central Asia, India, and Indonesia, and it is still winning new adherents in Africa and around the world. In a.d. 2000 approxi…

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Halm, Heinz and Smith, Jane I., “Islam”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_I348>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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