How Did Muhammad Contribute To The Rise Of Islam

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During the time before Islam was established two empires were ruling the region, the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire. At this point in time the Arabs of the region were not united into one entity so were not strong enough to fight off the empires controlling them. Muhammad was the founder of the Islamic faith and to the people of Islam, he was their prophet. Muhammad began his life born into a merchant family and grew up to become a caravan manager. At one point in his life point he started receiving visions that he believed were from Allah, he believed that these visions were the last part of the old testament. The book states that “Muhammad believed that Allah had already revealed himself in part through Moses and Jesus… the final revelations were now being given to him.” (pg. 203). Muhammad went on to teach what he had learned from Allah, but at first many people believed he was crazy. In 622 Muhammad decided to leave with some of his closest supporters, to the city of Yathrib which was later named Medina. Medina, the city of the prophet, is where Muhammad continued his teachings and where he gained many more followers. After Muhammad died, his closest friend took over and lead the Islam faith and teachings. After the death of Muhammad, Islam started to spread more and more. There were four Caliph’s, successor of the prophet, that took Muhammad’s place …show more content…
It is interesting to see how easily a religion and culture can spread so quickly to many regions and see how much change can happen from that. The Arabs were able to defeat the Byzantine and Persian Empires and were able to take back their land all because a religion and culture united them into a force strong enough to take on those Empires. Culture and religion played a huge role in influencing people of that time and it still influences people to this

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