Top 10 Islam facts Selected as the most interesting among Islam related questions in Islam quiz What does the word "Islam" literally mean?Submission. Islam is the only major religion, along with Buddhism (if we consider the name of the religion to come from budh "to awake, know, perceive", and not the Buddha), whose name is not related to a person or ethnic group, but to the central idea of the religion.Created by: Debbie FoxArabia facts » Which religion is the most popular in the world?Christianity. The CIA's World Factbook gives the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%, Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, non-religious 9.66%, atheists 2.01%. (2010 est.)Created by: globalquiz.orgHinduism facts » Why is Jerusalem a holy city for Muslims?It is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (later moved by Muhammad to Mecca), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran.Created by: globalquiz.orgIsrael facts » In which active religion is cat a revered animal?In Islam. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith". He prohibited the persecution and killing of cats. His favourite cat was a female named Muezza. According to a legend, a cat saved Muhammad from a snake. The grateful prophet stroked the cat's back and forehead, thus blessing all cats, and leaving the stripes on his forehead some cats still have on their coats. Created by: globalquiz.orgcats facts » Which animals do Muslims consider impure and evil?Black dogs. According to a Sunni narration classified as authentic by Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, black dogs are a manifestation of evil in animal form. According to many Muslim scholars, a contact with a dog's saliva requires one to wash seven times. The British Transport Police receives complains suggesting that sniffer dogs trained to detect explosives should no longer come into contact with Muslim passengers.Created by: globalquiz.orgMiddle East facts » Who is Jesus, according to the Quran?Prophet of God. The Quran recounts stories of many of the people and events recounted in Jewish and Christian sacred books. Jesus is mentioned more often in the Quran than Muhammad, while Mary is mentioned in the Quran more often than in the New Testament.Created by: globalquiz.orgQuran facts » Where is Mecca?At point 3. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger empires. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925.Created by: life-o-holicSaudi Arabia facts » What was the name of Muhammad's first wife?Khadija is commonly regarded by Muslims as the "mother of Islam". She was the first person to convert to Islam. Muhammad and Khadija were married monogamously for twenty-five years. This monogamous marriage contrasts with Muhammad's later practice of polygyny after Khadijah's death. Muhammad's youngest wife, Aisha, was to be jealous of the affection and loyalty that Muhammad maintained for Khadija even after her deathCreated by: globalquiz.orgreligions facts » What are the hadith in Islam?Reports of the words and life of Muhammad. In Islam, hadiths are second in importance only to the Quran, and Muslims are encouraged to emulate Muhammad's actions in their daily lives. Unlike the Quran, which was compiled under the official direction of the early Islamic State in Medinah, the hadith reports were not compiled by a central authority. Today, they are classified by Muslim clerics into categories of "authentic", "good" or "weak".Created by: globalquiz.orgreligions facts » How many times a day do Muslims pray?5. According to the Quran Allah initially required Muhammad to pray fifty times a day. But Muhammad persuaded Allah to reduce this to five times a day - which counts as fifty if done.Created by: Neterinculture facts » Play Islam quiz and see all the questions.