Rise Of Islam Essay

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Islamic rule spread over major areas of Africa, the Middle East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, Spain, and Southern Italy. Many Christians saw Islam as a religion of the sword. They have been very violent throughout their history. Arabian armies engaged in attacking the remnants of the Byzantine Empire. The First Crusade was launched in order to stop the Arabian invaders. The Islamic worldview was greatly influenced by the Christian and Jewish worldviews. In the Qur’an it states that there is a supreme God and his name is Allah. Furthermore, they believe that angles, fairies, and jinn all exist on Earth. Muhammad thought that there is only one God to whom all people must submit, and who was not to be worshipped with idols. This …show more content…
The British worked with the Al Sa’ud family and the Wahhabis in hopes to create a strong central government in Arabia that would serve its interests. The British also wanted to further weaken the Ottoman Empire by wrestling Mecca and Medina away from its control.
The European colonialism, and the British, greatly helped the rise of Islam. The European colonialism gave them the strength to rise against their oppressors. The Wahhabi movement was started as a result of the European colonialism. The British helped groups of Islam by giving them weapons as well as the financial support that they needed as well as aiding them in setting up a central form of government. Muhammad Iqbal called for a bold reinterpretation of Islam that would take the best of Western ideas, but recast them according to Islamic principles and values. He wanted to reconstruct the religious thought in Islam so that it would be more significant in the modern world. On the other hand, Osama bin Laden pushed his ideas on the people of Islam and used great force. He created a group called Al Qaeda, whose purpose was to drive the U.S. out of Arabia, overthrow the Saudi government, liberate Islam’s holy sites, and support revolutionary groups around the world. Osama bin Laden was among the founders who issued a fatwa that states that it is the duty of all Muslims to kill U.S. citizens and their allies.
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