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Americans Asked About Islam – New York City

877-Why-Islam team interviewed people in Times Square, New York. The questions asked were about Islam, Muslims, Jihad, Hijab, Jesus, God and Mary. Watch the video to find out how much people know about Islam.

Here are quick facts about Islam:
* Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.
* Islam means the active submission to the ONE God.
* Every fifth person on this earth is a Muslim.
* Only 15 percent of the Muslims are Arab.
* There are 50 to 70 million Muslims in China, alone.
* Ramadan is the month of fasting — a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control.
* A Muslim must believe in Jesus as a Prophet of one God.
* Allah is simply the Arabic name for God – One singular God with no partners or equals.
* Muslim women have all the rights of their male counterparts.
* To preserve chastity, respect and moral values in society, Muslim men and women are required to dress in a manner which is considered modest and dignified.
* Jihad means to struggle — NOT violence, holy wars or terrorism.
* Muslims love Mary, the mother of Jesus (peace be upon him). God is One and has no son, wife or family.




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