Expansion Of Islam Research Paper

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The expansion of Islam differ greatly from the other main religions, as it founder Muhammad Ibn Abdullah set the table for the creation of an empire around the religion, by expanding the religion through conquest. Muhammad, born in Mecca in 570 C:E was a rich merchant who believed God spoke to him, he saw himself as prophet brought by God in order to fix the decant polytheistic society in Mecca. Muhammad was prosecuted by the leaders of Mecca, who feared that his message treatment both the religious and social structure of Mecca and forced him and his followers to leave. Muhammad moved to Medina, a small city where he quickly became the leader, drawing in many new followers with his message of inclusion (as he accepted people of all races as …show more content…
The Arab Empire took advantage of the weakness of both the Persian and Byzantine taking huge chunks of lands from both, the furious expansion was motivated by both the desire to get Muhammad message across and the craving to control the most important trade routes across the world, causing Islam to reach places not conquered by the Arab Empire including China and central Asia. The expansion of the Arab empire was huge for the growth of Islam as it validated the religion across the world, and each military victory obtained by the Arabs gave people confidence that Allah was the only God. Although conversion was not mandatory in the Arab Empire, many people converted to Islam for either convenience or economic reasons, due to the fact that in the empire, there was an additional tax for non-Muslims and only Muslims were able to obtain political

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