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The universality of
Islam (the Message)

Universality of the "Message" conveyed by Muhammad

Muslims believe that Muhammad received the same Message that was given to Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets but his mission was universal. He was entrusted to correct people’s beliefs, bring them back to the true faith and teach them good deeds.

Muhammad sent letters to the rulers and kings of neighboring countries and superpowers such as Persia, Byzantine and Egypt calling them to accept Islam as “the Message of God”. When Heraclius King of Byzantine received Muhammad’s letter, he invited Abu-Sufyan (one of the main chiefs and tradesmen of Makkah who was by chance doing business in that area) to attend him. Heraclius asked Abu-Sufyan a few questions and requested him to be honest. “

Heraclius : Which social class of the society does Muhammad come from?
Abu-Sufyan : He comes from a noble family in Makkah.
Heraclius : Did he ever betray, break a promise or lie?
Abu-Sufyan : No.
Heraclius : How about his followers, are they increasing or decreasing? And have any of his followers quit because he was not pleased with Muhammad?
Abu-Sufyan : In fact, Muhammad’s followers admired him. They were increasing in number.
Heraclius : Then what does Muhammad teach his followers?
Abu-Sufyan : Belief in One God and social justice.

Heraclius thought for a while, then he said: "If what you told me is true, then Muhammad will be able to inherit my kingdom".




Currently Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity. A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life 2009).


 Arab Muslims constitute less than one fourth of the total number of Muslims in the world.

There are approximately 2.1 billion Christians in the world representing 32% of world’s population and 1.1 billion non religious / atheist people in the world (15% of world’s population). Judaism represents 0.22% of world's population (approx. 14 million people).



Abstract from the story of Mary from the Quran, chapter 19 :Verses 16-23 “Mary”

And mention Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from her people to an eastern place as a seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our spirit (Angel Gabriel) who appeared to her as a flawless human being. She said: I seek refuge from you to God, The Beneficent One if at all you fear Him. He said: I am none other than a messenger of your Lord to grant you a pure boy. She said: How shall I have a boy (son) and neither a human being has ever touched me nor have I been unchaste! He said: So (it will be). Your Lord said: It is easy for Me and We will make him a miraculous sign for all people and a Mercy from Us. It is a decreed matter. Soon she conceived him, and she hurried to a remote place but the birth pangs drove her unto the trunk of the palm tree. She said: Oh, I wish I had died before this and had become a thing utterly forgotten!

According to the story mentioned in the Quran, Mary brought her son to her own people who blamed her but Jesus (the newborn) miraculously spoke and said: chapter 19 : Verses 30-35, Mary:

Indeed, I am the servant of Allah. He (decreed) to give me the Scripture and make me a prophet and make me blessed wherever I may be. And He enjoined me to pray to him and give alms as long as I am alive and to be virtuous towards my mother. He didn’t make me insolent or wretched. May all peace be upon me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I shall be raised alive. That is Jesus son of Mary; it is the truth concerning what they doubt. It is not for God to take any son (Exalted Be He). When He decrees a matter, He but says to it : Be and so it is.