The Spread of Islam in Arabia

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There are several historical reasons for the astonishing spread of Islam throughout Arabia and beyond after Muhammad’s death in 632 AD. These factors basically depended in degree of which Islamic leader, empire, or dynasty was in power. Although the religious sincerity and zeal of the Islamic powers varied greatly, some reflection of the Muslim’s religious belief in past was needed to internally stabilize the Islamic world. The ways in which Islam spread was due to ingenuity of the Islamic powers and regular reliance of Islamic leaders on the religious principles established by the Prophet as well as the early Caliphs.
The spread of Islam would not have occurred without Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islamic religion, who succeeded to win support for his spiritual and political status within Arabia in the early seventh century. After receiving divine revelations from God Allah, Muhammad slowly acquired a small following and eventually some families had converted to Islam; however, not everyone was convinced by his messages. This was especially true of the pagan rulers of his Qurash tribe in Mecca. A series of conflicts between the Qurash and Muslims started in 630, when the Qurash broke an earlier peace treaty that had been established. This led Muhammed to move Mecca with his mens and take the city without any killing or wounding of people. He then destroyed the idols around the Kabah and devoted it to God again. Opposition and consequent persecution by Pagan rulers of Qurash tribe in Mecca caused the early Muslims to move to Yathrib, which appeared to be actually beneficial to them. By the time of Muhammad’s dealth in 632, as Karen Armstrong, a british author of numerous works on comparative religion explains, “almost all the ...

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