Islam started to spread this religion peacefully. The meaning of Islam is peace. Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to his law. To become a Muslim, a man is invited to submit to the good will of God and obey his law. Conversion by forcing is not a good way to spread a religion. In Southeast Asia Islam did not spread forcibly. People received and welcomed it with a great enthusiasm. In his article Mohammad Saleem Ahmed expressed that acceptance of the Islamic faith by the people of this religion was voluntary rather than the result of use of force (135). His main point is that Islam spread its message through a peaceful process. People welc...
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