A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Muslims said they approve of the president, compared with just 20 percent who disapprove.
In the photo below Malic Obama speaks at the 2010 Islamic Da'wa Organization (IDO) conference.
The Gallup survey underscores a religious divide when it comes to presidential approval.
Mormons were the least approving religious group, with 18 percent of Mormons approving and 78 percent disapproving of the president. Mormons in the past have ranked as the most conservative major religious group in the U.S.
Obama is more popular among non-Christians and less popular among Christians.
Catholics, on the other hand, have only a 44 percent approval rating of Obama, compared with 51 percent disapproval.
Protestants and other Christians are more critical, with 37 percent approving and 58 percent disapproving.