Islam spread all over world on power of sword is it true?

That is force conversion

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Spreading Islam by force is prohibited in Quran.

    The best reply to the misconception that Islam was spread by the sword is given by

    the noted historian De Lacy O’Leary in the book “Islam at the cross road” (Page 8):

    “History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping

    through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races

    is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that historians have ever repeated.”

    Muslims were the lords of Arabia for 1400 years. For a few years the British

    ruled, and for a few years the French ruled. Overall, the Muslims ruled Arabia

    for 1400 years. Yet today, there are 14 million Arabs who are Coptic Christians

    i.e. Christians since generations. If the Muslims had used the sword there would

    not have been a single Arab who would have remained a Christian.

    The Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years. If they wanted, they had

    the power of converting each and every non-Muslim of India to Islam. Today

    more than 80% of the population of India are non-Muslims. All these non-

    Muslim Indians are bearing witness today that Islam was not spread by the

    sword.

    Indonesia is a country that has the maximum number of Muslims in the world.

    The majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. May one ask, “Which Muslim

    army went to Indonesia and Malaysia?”

    Similarly, Islam has spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. One may again

    ask, if Islam was spread by the sword, “Which Muslim army went to the East

    Coast of Africa?”

    The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book “Heroes and Hero worship”,

    refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: “The sword indeed, but

    where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in

    a minority of one. In one man’s head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man

    alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he

    takes a sword and try to propagate with that, will do little for him. You must get

    your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.”

    With which sword was Islam spread? Even if Muslims had it they could not use

    it to spread Islam because the Qur’an says in the following verse: “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error” [Al-Qur’an 2:256]

    It is the sword of intellect. The sword that conquers the hearts and minds of

    people. The Qur’an says in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse 125:

    “Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious.” [Al-Qur’an 16:125]

    An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, year book 1986, gave the statistics of

    the increase of percentage of the major religions of the world in half a century

    from 1934 to 1984. This article also appeared in ‘The Plain Truth’ magazine. At

    the top was Islam, which increased by 235%, and Christianity had increased

    only by 47%. May one ask, which war took place in this century which converted

    millions of people to Islam?

    Today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam. The fastest growing

    religion in Europe in Islam. Which sword is forcing people in the West to accept

    Islam in such large numbers?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    So did christianity? Those who said so should shut up already.christians were killed for fun for the first 314 years of Her existence b4 emperor constantine stoped it.if you think Christianity is as violent as islam,go and live in the middle east for atleast a year.how many christians have behaved like osama bin laden? Islam cant be preached,war has been its primary means of envangelism.only fools will say that christianity evangelised with war.christianity had to deal with all forms of barbarism,we are responsible for the civilization that is enjoyed today.religious intolerance is currently propagated by muslims and pagans

    Source(s): Muslims even attempted to attack rome in the past,it is bcos they have been subdued thats why they resort to terrorism.atheism is begining to propagate the barbarism that was conquerd by christianity in the past,thats why all forms of immoral chaos and societal and finacial collapse is manifesting in the west
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  • jurgen
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    There was never a force conversion of Islam on the masses.

    Only those soldiers who fought in battle but were defeated and then condemned to death were given a chance to have life by conversion.Otherwise,they would be dead anyway.

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  • 4 years ago

    Very priceless expertise and a few first-class facets have been made on this put up. If faith was once to unfold by force, no man would have survived on the face of this earth. Apart from religion is born within a soul..It would certainly not be conquered. We should all pray that will god lead those who find themselves off beam and preserve them guided, whom have guidance. Hold up the first-rate work

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  • angel
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Yes, that is very true. In fact today is no different. Ask anyone in the Middle East what happens if a Muslim converts to Christianity. Muslims today still use threats and punishment against their own people and certainly Christians, they are killing Christians as we speak. I know of no Christians today that kill by the sword to make anyone convert. Islam is not a religion of peace, their goal is to rule the world. Sadly most people in North America link Islam with Christianity, as they say one is the same as the other, but in due time when Sharia law comes in they will discover that countries under Christianity is where they had true freedom. Time will prove this to be true. Sadly the youth are asleep.

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  • ---
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    To an extent, in regards to conversion by the sword, no, this is a myth. You should look towards christendom.

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  • 7 years ago

    True .

    but now it is not possible for it to spread through that method .So the fundamentalists are resorting to terrorism which is counter productive and is spreading hared against it .

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  • 7 years ago

    Pretty much. Take Kashmir for instance. Once the muslim population reached critical mass they told everyone who was non-muslim; convert, leave, or be killed. This is a first hand account from a good friend who was forced from his childhood home when he was 17.

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  • Bob
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    so did christianity

    nothing new here

    also it hasnt spread all over the world, the vast majority of it is free from islam

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  • 7 years ago

    no, islam is spread by the sacrifice of mohammad and his followers.no religion can spread by sword.

    Source(s): logic
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