This leaves the question. How did Islam spread so quickly. Islam spread quickly because it was in the middle of many trade routes, it spread with military conquests, and it appealed to rulers. For starters, Islam shad the benefit of starting at the center of multiple trade routes.
Islam spread quickly because of trade. “By the middle of the sixth century… Mecca was… prosperous and important.” (Document A). Mecca was a busy town that was always filled with travelers who would go on to spread the word of Islam. “First it
There are many misconceptions regarding Islam and Muslims. In reality most Muslims are non-Arabs and most live outside the Middle East. There are five million Muslims in the United States. There are an estimated 10,000-15,000 Muslims in the area.
September 11, 2001. “Islam equals terrorism” is a thought of most people when they hear the word “Islam”, but many people don’t immediately think of the greatness of Islam, like how the religion spread so fast in such little time. Islam is the second-largest and the fastest-growing religion in the world that began in the 7th century. When Muhammad first began spreading his religion, he had as little as 70 families as members. A century after Muhammad’s death, Islam already spread to Europe and Asia. As of last year, there was about 50 Muslim-majority countries with approximately 1.5 billion people praising the religion. Islam is a religion with many requirements such as fasting, praying everyday, free-will donation, and many more. So, why would a religion with so many demanding rules become so popular? Islam spread quickly because of trade, military conquests, and because it was an amiable religion that was fair to all people with its laws set for the people.
A reason for Islam not being a turning point in history is due to the presence of patriarchy. Although in the beginning of Islam women were give more rights, some of women’s rights were diminished over time. An example of patriarchy in Islamic culture is women had to restrict themselves by covering themselves too reassure the dominance of men. Due to the women’s sexuality being concealed it put men and women in too different worlds because men didn’t want to be reminded of women’s power over them. Another reason Islam isn’t considered a turning point in history to many is due to its mix with other cultures. When Islam spread to places such as West Africa and Swahili city-states they adopted Islam but also joined it with their traditional beliefs. To many Islam isn’t a turning point in history due to its beliefs in patriarchy along with the dilution on the religion when mixed with other
How does a single faith survive for almost 1500 years? This is a complex question that could be answered differently for every religion that has managed to survive that long. However, for Islam, it is a matter of studying the history of its growth. From its beginnings, Islam was unique and continued to remain so. It was highly influential to life in Afro-Eurasia and continues to remain intact today. The establishment of Islam in the seventh century heavily influenced the next millennium in Afro-Eurasia through the conversion of mass populations, the growth and standardization of trade, and new scholarly developments. By studying the phases of Islam and the changes it brought to the age of third wave civilizations, we can begin to understand
The Islamic religion is currently world's second largest and fastest growing worldwide and there are approximately about 1.6 billion population in the world believe in Islam which is nearly one-fourth. “Over fifty countries have Muslim-majority populations, while other groups of believers are clustered in
The discrepancies with the main ideas cause the split in Islam as we see it today.
Originating in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in the year 622 and then spreading to Asia and the Mediterranean area, followers of Islam spread their religion and culture to allow it to flourish. Most followers today live in the Asia-Pacific area, but there are actually several million Muslims currently living in the United States. Muslims follow the central religious text of Islam known as the Qur’an. Followers believe the Qur’an to be the word of
Islam, a major world religion, founded in Arabia and based on the teachings of Muhammad, who is called the Prophet. One who practices Islam is a Muslim. Muslims follow the Koran, the written revelation brought by Muhammad. The Muslim world population is estimated at more than 1 billion. Islam is the quickest growing religion.
Overcoming the incompleteness of the justice of Judaism and the idealistic love of Christianity, Islam brings to fulfillment all that Judaism and Christianity anticipated. For the Muslim believer, Islam is perfected Judaism and perfected Christianity.
Although Islam is the second largest religion in the world with a following of 1.8 billion followers, no other religion has faced more scrutiny and hardship in the past decades. This has been caused by media and governments labeling Islam as a whole with their extremist groups like Al Queda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. I even thought that the principals held by these extremist group were more common in Islam than they are. After studying Islam and gaining more information I came to respect this religion more than any other we studied this semester because of its seriousness and unity. The Quran and Hadith provide concrete details and instructions to follow in the faith of Islam. No texts from any other religion are as upfront with their beliefs than these. Muhammad was and continues to be a powerful and understanding leader that has led it to becoming the world’s fastest growing religion. I enjoyed studying the powerfulness of Muhammad and the direct voice of God in the Quran that is sets Islam apart from Judaism and Christianity.