Understand the religion behind the headlines. Do you want to understand the world’s fastest-growing religion? Are you interested in knowing who Muhammad was and why he had such as lasting influence? This book, which features colour photographs throughout, is the essential overview for everyone who wants to understand what Islam is and what it means today. It includes:• The life of Muhammad• Understanding the Qur’an• Islam in history• What Muslims believe and do• Challenges facing Muslims today The only up-to-date illustrated guide to Islam, this book will be of interest to general readers and those studying Islam as part of Religious Studies GCSE and A-level.