is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet." This is
the mantra of Islam, a religion that spans the globe in
membership. These sites will broaden your understanding of
this great religion.
The Islamic Calendar
Islam has a calendar based on the revolutions of the Moon. Thus, it is only 354 days long. It contains several major holidays and is about 11 days different from Western calendars.
More than half the world now belongs to this religion. Read
more about the religion founded by Muhammad in the ancient
Learn the basics of Islam, including the 5 Pillars and a
description of the holy month of Ramadan. Don't forget to
click on "The Basics."
Cultural Academy of
This excellent site, which gives you an overview of Islam
and its people and customs, was written by students just
like you! See the geography, practices, and power of this
ancient religion come to life. You can even read it in one
of 5 languages!
Empire of Faith
This web companion to the PBS TV special focuses on the
history and worldwide presence of Islam. Check out the very
This site is just what its title suggests, a virtual school.
You can learn Arabic through fun activities, as well as
increase your knowledge of Islam and Muslims.