Islam, Muhammad, Muslim, Islamic
Islam, meaning peace or submission, is a major world religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century c.e. Muslims (literally “ones who submit”) number more than 1 billion, approximately one-fifth of the world’s population. Because of the perceived negative portrayal of Islam in the media, particularly in the United States and other Western countries, Muslim organizations have begun to stress that traditional and moderate Islam—which is observed by a large majority of the global Muslim population—is family-centered and nonviolent.
Original Publication Citation
Alghafli, Z., Hatch, T., & Marks, L. (2014). Islam. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. G. Golson (Eds.), The Social History of the American Family (pp. 769–772). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (2,000 words; my contribution was about 80 percent).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Alghafli, Zahra; Hatch, Trevan; and Marks, Loren, "Islam" (2014). Faculty Publications. 3038.
The Social History of the American Family
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