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Al-Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/; Arabic: الإسلام‎‎, al-ʾIslām IPA: [alʔisˈlaːm];) is a religion articulated by the al-Quran al-Kareem, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of GOD (Allah swt), and, for the vast majority of adherents, the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Prophet Muhammad pbuh (c. 570–8 June 632 CE). It is the world's second-largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion in the world, with over 1.8 billion followers or 25% of the global population, known as Muslims. Muslims also believe that Islam is the original, complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets including Adam pbuh, Noah pbuh, Abraham pbuh, Moses pbuh, and Jesus pbuh.