Islam spread all over world on power of sword is it true?
That is force conversion
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
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
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?
- Anonymous7 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 pagansSource(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
- jurgenLv 67 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.
- 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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- angelLv 77 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.
- ---Lv 57 years ago
To an extent, in regards to conversion by the sword, no, this is a myth. You should look towards christendom.
- InfinityLv 77 years ago
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 .
- 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.
- BobLv 67 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
- 7 years ago
no, islam is spread by the sacrifice of mohammad and his followers.no religion can spread by sword.Source(s): logic