Islam is a native of southern Russia, a place known as the Republic of Dagestan.
Dagestan has been a scene of Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, and ethnic tension since the 1990s.
In the age of 12, the Republic of Dagestan was in a crisis, and Islams father has decided to send him away to his uncle in the country of Takistan, a Muslim country that will raise his child under proper Islam rules and culture, but of-course the situation over there was not at all different, at the age of only 17 Islam has lost his uncle due to a terror attack by one of the separatist groups in Takistan, he has decided to leave those countrys who are in war and he crossed to border over to Chernarus.
Since then he lived a normal life as a hunter on the hills of South Zagoria, alone without any friends and family.
After a while the outbreak had started and since then Islam is trying to survive with nothing but his hunting gear and skills, he is a respectful and religious man that means no harm to anyone in his path, he does not look for trouble, though they manage to find him often.