Why did Islam spread?

I have an in-class essay tomorrow and this is the prompt.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    To plague the world with all sorts of miseries.

    *how* it spread?

    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads & fingers & kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' & warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

    Check out some of the murder verses in the quran

    Quran (9:111) Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons & their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): THEY FIGHT IN HIS CAUSE & SLAY & ARE SLAIN: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Injil, & the Qur'an: & who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

    "I shall terrorise the infidels. So wound their bodies & incapacitate them, because they oppose Allah & his apostle." (Qur'an 8:12)

    "Paradise lies under the shade of swords" (Bukhari V4B5N73)

    "Muhammad said, ‘You are commanded to carry out jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam' " (Qur'an 47:4)

    Quran (2:191-193) - "& slay them wherever ye find them, & drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...& fight them until persecution is no more, & religion is for Allah."

    Quran (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, & know that Allah Heareth & knoweth all things."

    Quran (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, & thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them & slay them wherever ye find them; & (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

    Quran (8:39) - "& fight with them until there is no more persecution & religion should be only for Allah"

    Bukhari (52:220) - Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror'

    Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us"

    Ibn Ishaq: 990 - Lest anyone think that cutting off someone's head while screaming 'Allah Akbar!' is a modern custom, here is an account of that very practice under Mohamed, who seems to approve.

    Now what muhammad did :

    Al-Nadr bin al-Harith - KILLED

    Uqba bin Abu Muayt - KILLED

    Asma bint Marwan - KILLED

    Abu Afak - KILLED

    Kab bin al-Ashraf - KILLED

    Ibn Sunayna – KILLED

    Assassination of Musaylimah :Abu Dawud 38:4348

    Assassination of `Abdullah bin Ubayy bin Salul al-`Aufi: Bukhari 5:59:462

    Assassination of Abu `Afak : Ibn Ishaq p. 675 / 995.

    Assassination of Abu Rafi’ : Bukhari 5:59:369

    Assassination of Ka’b bin Ashraf :Bukhari 3:45:687

    Murder of `Asma' Bint Marwan : Ishaq 676

    The Killing of the Chieftain of Dumah : Al-Tabari vol.9 p.58-59

    Assassination of Khalid b. Sufyan : Abu Dawud 1:1244

    The Killing of Khubaib : Bukhari 4:52:281

    The Torture & Murder of Kinanah b. al-Rabi b. al-Huqyaq : Tabari vol. 8, p.123

    The Killing of Umaiya bin Khalaf Abi Safwan :Bukhari 4:56:826

    The Murder of `Uqba bin Abi Mu`ayt : Ishaq 308

    The Killing of Yusayr b. Rizam : Al-Tabari vol.9 p.120

    The Slaughter of the Ten Meccans : Tabari VIII 181

    Murder of Habbar Ibn al-Aswad b. Ka`b al-`Ansi :Bukhari 5:59:662

    Murder of al-Huwayrith Nuqaydh Wahb Qusayy : Ishaq 551

    The Murder of Abdullah Khatal of B. Taym b. Ghalib & his Slaves :Bukhari 3:29:72

    The Murder of Miqyas Hubaba : Sirat Page 551

    The Blind Jew : Tabari VII 112, See Also Ishaq 372

    He went on to kill Jewish tribes as well:

    The Banu Qurayza

    The Banu Qaynuqa

    The Banu Nadir

    He also SLAUGHTERED 900 Jews in one day & don't forget that he raided their caravans, looted them as well as taking their women as his "wives" or sex slaves.

    Here are just some of the battles that Mohamed fought in, in order to spread his religion with the sword...




















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    There is not a time in history where muslims were apathetic or pacifist rather they were & still are pathetic & antagonistic.

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  • 8 years ago

    Why does any religion spread? take that approach in the essay - asking a question in answer to one always sounds intelligent ;-)

    But seriously all religions begin the same. A prophet, son of god, teacher, guru is born and begins to spread the word or vision of God. That person then dies and their followers begin to spread their teachings. It usually begins with good intentions but greed and ego lead to corruption. This ironically helps spread the word faster as people are prayed on by the want of a better life, fear of the afterlife or for plain greedy reasons and thus the religion grows and grows. Until eventually it crumbles from within only to be reborn under a new name and so the cycle continues. Even if the religion was the true one to begin with after a short few years chances are the original teachings will be mangled.

    Just some thoughts to consider for your essay.

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  • Louise
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    History has proven that Islam was spread by the sword. It's funny that fundamentalist Islamists (like Osama bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri) rail about the Crusades and Crusaders while conveniently ignoring their own past history. The Crusades were in large part a backlash against Moslem conquests and forced conversion by the sword. Unfortunately the Crusaders did the same thing, but that's all the Muslims seem to remember.

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  • 8 years ago

    Islam provided a simpler theology than the confused polytheism of the time of ignorance.

    Islam offered a prophet who provided instructions from the one true God.

    Islam provided a religion, and a government with structure and clear rules.

    Islam praised and cooperated with Christian and Jewish tribes of good will who also lived in the Arabian peninsula.

    Islam provided a new scripture in the language of the hearers,

    making it more attractive, easier to understand, and more personal to speakers of Arabic.

    Islam provided a system of recitation that is poetic and musical. Recitation of the Quran is both a science and an art.

    Islam provided protection to women and children.

    These are a beginning of the positive offerings of Islam in its beginning, when it began to spread.

    Source(s): Muslim friends, history, visiting mosques, reading Quran and commentaries.
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Most of Western writers, especially under the influence of the Church, have never failed to accuse Islam of spreading by force of the sword. The causes of this prejudice lie mainly in the fact that the spread of Islam has often occurred at the expense of Christianity. While Islam has for centuries obtained numerous conversions from Christianity without much effort or organized missionary activities, Christianity has almost never been able to achieve conversions from Islam in spite of sophisticated means and well-organized missionary activities, and it has always been at a disadvantage in its competition with Islam for fourteen centuries. This has caused its missionaries and most of the orientalists to develop a complex within themselves by depicting Islam and introducing it as a regressive, vulgar religion of savage peoples. (John Cogley, Religion of Secular Age; Muhammad Asad, The Road to Mecca) The same attitude has unfortunately maintained toward the Holy Prophet of Islam. This is clear in the confessions of some unbiased writers of the West: According to P. Bayle,

    Muslims, according to the principles of their faith, are under an obligation to use force for the purpose of bringing other religions to ruin (probably he means Jihad which is not for the purpose he suggests-T.F.U.); yet, in spite of that, they have been tolerating other religions for some centuries past. The Christians have not been given orders to do anything but preach and instruct, yet, despite this, from time immemorial they have been exterminating by fire and sword all those who are not of their religion.. We may feel certain that if Western Christians, instead of the Saracens and the Turks, had won the dominion over Asia, there would be today not a trace left of the Greek Church, and that they would never have tolerated Muhammadanism as the 'infidels' have tolerated Christianity there. We (Christians) enjoy the fine advantage of being far better versed than others in the art of killing, bombarding and exterminating the Human Race."

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  • Alec
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Sorry, I can't give you an answer that your teachers want to see and garuntee you an A...but I can give you something much better: The Truth. http://exposingthelieofislam.wordpress.com/iblis-a... (Perhaps you can still use information from these sites, since the facts presented are merely unknown...not undeniable or wrong...hence 'facts')

    The so-called “religion” of Islam is a LIE and a HOAX. It is designed to do nothing but enslave those deceived into following it. Like christianity, everything in Islam and its qur’an has been STOLEN from Ancient Pagan Religions that predated it by thousands of years and the following articles offer proof of this fact.

    Islam’s purpose is and always has been to remove the True and Original Religion of the Gentile Peoples, which is Ancient Paganism, and replace it with lies. The Spiritual and Occult Knowledge of the Original Gods was removed and put into the hands of a select few who use it to control, manipulate and enslave. Like the “bible” of christianity, the qur’an of islam is infused with Occult Energy to keep the lie going and to literally keep the people deluded under a powerful spell. Studying the Occult and True Spirituality extensively opens ones eyes to the deception and it becomes glaringly obvious. Much of the qur’an and the program of islam as a whole is based on STOLEN Alchemical Allegories and Eastern Systems of Magick which have been severely corrupted, twisted and degenerated before being turned against the Gentile People to whom they originally belonged. In islam, the Energy is directed OUT of the person and INTO the program. The Original Pagan Eastern Workings directed the Energy INTO the person, Empowering the Mind, Body and Soul and bringing Physical and Spiritual Liberation. Islam does the exact opposite, sapping the Energy from its victims and turning them into Physical and Spiritual SLAVES.

    Islam is NOT a religion. It is a program of submission, enslavement and death. It destroys the Soul as well and the Body and the Mind. The Eastern counterpart of christianity.

    “Contrary to what most people have been indoctrinated with, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are relatively new religions. Humanity goes back tens of thousands of years. These three have worked relentlessly to keep us from spiritual/occult knowledge and using this power, of which all of us have.”- High Priestess Maxine Dietrich

    Not many muslims are aware of the fact that thousands upon thousands of innocent people were tortured and murdered, thousands of Sacred Pagan Religious Texts and Temples were destroyed and desecrated, what ever remained was stolen and removed from the general populace to be used, and much worse during what was known as the “islamic inquisition” in order to spread this vile disease across the face of the Earth. Its foundations were built upon the blood and tears of Innocent People, the Ancestors of the Arabs who embrace this filth today. Humanity has suffered untold amounts at the hands of this program of death, and will continue to do so until it is destroyed. Those deluded by its lies need to WAKE UP.

    The thousands of people devoting their time and “worship”, their ENERGY, to this lie are adding to the literal vortex of Energy that is keeping humanity deluded and keeping this program alive. They are worshipping their own damnation and walking willingly towards their own destruction.

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  • 8 years ago

    Islam was in a time of poverty, famine, and constant war. People died alot, and Islam preached that if you die for Allah (god) then you would go to heaven. The Catholic Church also said this during the Crusades.

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  • Sand S
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    You mean how?

    Islam opened up many doors to society and cultures and many people accepted it because not only did it make their lives easier but it freed from the prison of society.

    Islam gave equal rights to women, slaves, orphans, no one who was arab was superior to a none arab.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Just be a sarcastic fu** and go overboard with what your PC dhimmi BS teachers want you to say. Say something like "Islam spread b/c of the delicious fruit baskets the Muslims were offering and it had absolutely nothing to do with Islam being designed like a virus. It had absolutely nothing to do with threats to convert or die. It had nothing to do with high reproductive rates. It had nothing to do with systematic poisoning of cultures from within. It had nothing to do with murdering apostates. It had nothing to do with murdering people for speaking out against Islam. It had nothing to do with riots and terrorism. No, it was all fruit baskets.".

    Fu**ers. They'll punish you for speaking the truth and then they make you do a report on it. God I hate public schools.

    John Taylor Gatto. Look him up.

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  • 8 years ago

    I think that it is the only religion that started and spread by sword.

    Source(s): Gospel
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  • 8 years ago

    brutal death of anyone who objected wholesale slaughter throughout the middle east and then into europe

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