Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Was Islam spread by the sword?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yep. Safiyas family was slaughtered by Muhammed sword.. her husband..her father..her uncles... all of them slaughtered by Muhammed because they were jews and refused to submit to the religion of peace and its prophet. . She was a jewess kept as a slave for sex... ( booty after the battle ) and when Muhammed heard of her great beauty he demanded her for himself..and wanted to have sex with her the same day he slaughtered her entire family.. INCUDING her own husband... but one of his man stopped him, worried she might murder him as he slept because Muhammed had just murdered her entire family. So Muhammed waited until the next day to force her to marry him and THEN he had sex with her.

    That is just one of many examples of how Islam was spread by the violence of Muhammed.

    It is because of these historical things which are recorded accurately about Muhammed and how Islam was spread..that I am always always amazed when someone who is Islamic insists Islam is peaceful in the face of PROOF written by their own historians not to mention the commands in the Qur'an to fight to the death anyone who refuses Islam.

  • cleek
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    heritage has shown that Islam replaced into spread by skill of the sword. that is humorous that fundamentalist Islamists (like Osama bin weighted down and Ayman Zawahiri) rail about the Crusades and Crusaders even as conveniently ignoring their own previous heritage. The Crusades were in large area a backlash antagonistic to Moslem conquests and compelled conversion by skill of the sword. regrettably the Crusaders did a similar aspect, yet it really is each and every of the Muslims look to bear in mind.

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    Care to look ?

    " No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam. The West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the SWORD. But no modern scholar accepts this idea, and the Quran is explicit in the support of the FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE."--James Michener in his article,"Islam: The misunderstood religion", Reader's Digest,May-1955,p-68-70]

    "History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of SWORD upon conquered races, is one of the most fantastically ABSURD MYTHS that historians have ever repeated."--[Islam At the Crossroads by De Lacy o'Leary,1923]

    EDWARD GIBBON: "The greatest success of Mohammed's life was effected by sheer moral force without the stroke of a SWORD." HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRE, London, 1870

    A. S. TRITTON: "The picture of the Muslim soldier advancing with a SWORD in one hand and the Qur'an in the other is quite FALSE." ISLAM, London, 1951, p. 21

    " No amount of coercion could possibly force a whole nation to abandon its traditional faith with so little resistance and accept that of the conqueror with such surprising alacrity as did the Persians over the vast territory from the Tigris to the Oxus.The ancient faith was decayed. It no longer satisfied the spiritual requirement of a cultured people."--[The Historic Role of Islam, by M.N.Roy,pg-47,Vora & Co.8 Round Building, Bombay-2]

    " It is altogether a misconception that the Arabian progress was due to the 'sword' alone.THE SWORD MAY CHANGE AN ACKNOWLEDGED NATIONAL CREED, BUT IT CAN NOT EFFECT THE CONSCIENCES OF MEN."-- [The Historic Role of Islam, by M.N.Roy,pg-49,Vora & Co.8 Round Building, Bombay-2]

    LAWRENCE E. BROWNE: "Incidentally these well-established facts dispose of the idea so widely fostered in Christian writings that the Muslims, wherever they went, forced people to accept Islam at the point of the SWORD." THE PROSPECTS OR ISLAM, London, 1944.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it was. But deciet is also used.

    Take a look at the flags and crests of many muslim countries ?

    Violence is at the core of islam. It was founded in violence, and continues to be violent.

    All muslims are instructed in the koran and hadith to use violence to maintain islam's image. Because it is only through violence that they can truly make an impact and show allah just how devoted they are.

    No where in the koran and hadith is violence unconditionally rejected.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mohommed preached peacefully for about 12 years and had racked up 100-150 converts. When he started the convert or die preaching is when Islam really took off.

    BTW for the first couple hundred years converting to christianity meant you could probably get crucified, beheaded, fed to lions, speared and much more fun stuff, yet here we are.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, from its inception. This is a matter of historical record. Over the centuries Islam has killed even more people than communism, although it took longer to do so.

    It is a fast-growing religion though - the Muslim population is exploding.....

  • :)
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Islam spread by means of proof and evidence to those who listened to the message and responded to it.

    Here in the U.S.A., Islam is the fastest growing religion and has 6 million followers without any swords in sight :)

    "There is no compulsion in religion" (2:256)

  • 1 decade ago

    So why peaple don't log out from islam when Muhamed dead

  • 1 decade ago

    No. While Arab Muslims did conquer a lot of land, they never forced any of their conquered peoples to convert. In fact, it took hundreds of years for the areas conquered by Muslims to become a majority Muslim. And the process of Islamicization has never been completed, which is why there is still a minority population of Christians and Jews all over the Middle East.

  • 1 decade ago

    to some extent yes. Spread of Islam included manslaughter. But it is not altogether a bad religion,as I have seen the other members of Yahoo!Answers to consider.

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