Differences Between Radical And Non Radical Islam

2294 WordsApr 19, 201610 Pages
Islam is a vast and ancient religion, dating back to the late 6th and early 7th century. As stated on the website “Muslims believe that Islam is a faith that has always existed and that it was gradually revealed to humanity by a number of prophets, but the final and complete revelation of the faith was made through the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE.” (BBC UK). So what could have happened over the years that caused such a paramount shift in ideals that created Radical Islam and affected modern society? Well, I believe to start looking into something that you have to backtrack a bit and do a little bit of history searching before you can find a difference between radical and non-radical Islam. 1. A brief flashback through history. It started in the early 7th century, when the Prophet Muhammad said to have received the last and perfect revelation from Allah (God). Many prophets came before him, Jesus being one of them, but he was the last and he is the one who carried the very beginnings of Islam with him. His mission, was to unify the people of the world and create a belief that would only pray to one god. He did just that for the next 22 years of his life. Slowly but surely Islam grew and grew. Even after Muhammad’s death, the religion he founded grew to encompass most of the modern world. In the 17th century, it was a military powerhouse. Towering over most of the Middle East and major parts of Europe, the Ottoman Empire, run mostly if not entirely by the Islamic
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