Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a text considered by us to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic:اللAllah) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of Hadith) of Muhammad, considered by us to be the last prophet of God. One who believes in Islam is called a Muslim.
We, Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and the purpose of existence is to love and serve God. We, Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom we consider all as Prophets of Allah. We maintain that previous messages and revelations have been partially changed or corrupted over time, but we consider the Qur'an to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God. Islam's religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on multifarious topics from banking and welfare, and economy and the environment.
The majority of Muslims are Sunni, being 75–90% of all Muslims. The second largest sect, Shia, makes up 10–20%. The most populous Muslim-majority country is Indonesia home to 12.7% of the world's Muslims followed by Pakistan (11.0%), Bangladesh (9.2%), and Egypt (4.9%). Sizable minorities are also found in India, China, Russia, Ethiopia, the Americas, Australia and parts of Europe. With about 1.8 billion followers or 26% of earth's population, Islam is the second-largest and one of the fastest-growing religions in the world.