I hope you will find lots of information here that can help you in your journy.
I would advise you to look into the history of Islam. I have a wonderful documentary for you if you would like to watch. I've already posted a thread about it. It's made by Americans and it's with an unbiased view and about facts. You should really see this documentary *about 160 min* Take your time
It's made into three parts ( The Messenger, The Awakening and The Ottomans)