In 520 AD, the prophet and messenger Muhammad came to spread Allah's word, and his followers became the first Muslims. Islam spread rapidly and this was was due to the choices that the leaders made through cultural diffusion, strategy for the wage of war, and esteemed morals. When Muslim merchants would trade, they would also spread the culture of Islam. The strategic wage of war helped Islam uphold a strong empire. The desirable morals of the faith led people into becoming Muslim.
Islam spread so quickly because of the message the message it was so strong to spread so quickly ( Document B). Islam spread so quickly because of the message, military conquest ,trade, the political structure. THE MESSAGE The main reason that Islam spread was the the message because the message so strong that people want to follow it and let the army win because man and woman will go to paradise if they fought their religion. My first evidence for the message is that the army and people believe the message because it was strong. (Document E).
The Rise and Spread of Islam Have you ever thought that an introduction of a new religion would fully change a society's political, socio-economic, religious, and cultural values and institutions? Islam is one to do so in the “Arab world.” Muhammad's people said to the King of Ethiopia, “Previously we were a barbarous people who worshipped idols, ate carrion and committed shameful deeds… Thus, we were until God sent us an apostle whose glorious lineage, truth, trustworthiness, and clemency is well known to us.”(The Message) This quote exemplifies how the “Arab world” changed significantly when Islam was first introduced. In 610 CE, Prophet Muhammad was sent from god to “bring mankind out of darkness into the light by permission of their Lord.”
However, it wasn’t only money that made Islam spread so quickly, it was also because information spread rapidly since people were so open to learning and discovery. Collectively this openness lead the Muslim people to read and learn from one another. They made many discoveries and created beautiful communities with hospitals and schools to spread their knowledge. The discovery of paper made it possible to create books which allowed the spread these ideas to anyone who could read. In conclusion, the Islamic Empire and the Muslim religion expanded quickly because they were powerful and smart conquerors who used new ideas of education and fairness in the way that they treated people, all of these creations and ideas improved the quality of the
Also, people were divided into various tribes based on blood and kinship. In Islam, a single, unified community called the Ummah was established and wrought away the remaining tribes. This also brought change to people’s former cultural tradition and beliefs. As you can see, life in Arabia and Africa changed heavily due to the spread of
The early Islamic empire expanded using three methods. These methods included military conquest, political means, and financial incentives. First, the Islamic empire expanded through military force. According to the document A: battle of Yarmuck, the battle was fierce and bloody. 24,000 Muslims took part and 70,000 Greeks were put to death.
Islam faced many difficulties and hardship in spreading its knowledge, this problem had started long ago at the time of Prophet Muhammad PBUH and throughout the empire of his predecessor. The challenges faced by them in introducing message of Islam and in spreading the knowledge of Islam ‘ilm’ came to certain factors such as Culture, Language, Lifestyle, Social, Geographical Structure etc. However, in this 21 Century after 1407 years Islam had been professed by more than 1.8 billion which covered 25% of world population, we still dealing with certain factor which directly contribute in spreading Islam not only to the 1.8 billion Muslim but to all human race as mention in the Holy Book of Quran, "Are those who have knowledge and those who have no knowledge alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful. “(Quran, 39:9).
The Spread of Islamic Empire The Islamic empire had spread rapidly in its early years proved by sources. The Islamic empire expanded in many ways but an example is when Muslim empires took control of the eastern Roman Empire in 636 C.E. according to document A, “The Muslim gathered together”. By this it means, that Muslims stood together no matter what happened. An example is that in 713 CE a Muslim commander signed a treaty with forces invading the Christian king of the southern Spain.
Muhammad, God’s prophet, was a follower of Islam, and thus prayed to Allah, the Islamic “Supreme God.” Muslims follow Sharia Islamic Laws. Rather than having emperors, they had Sultans, as their leaders. Islamic Caliphates were able to unite the fighting tribes in the Arabian Peninsula, and spread throughout the Middle East of Europe. The Islamic Caliphates were soon able to conquer North Africa and the Persian Empire. However, as the Islamic Caliphates were expanding their empire, they were seized from expanding by the Byzantine Empire, in the battle of Tours (Spielvogel