An introduction to the history of islam spread

The Quran does not give much detail about the right conduct with non-Muslims, in principle recognizing the religion of "People of the book" Jews, Christians, and sometimes others as well and securing a separate tax from them inlieu of the zakat imposed upon Muslim subjects.

Islam is void of such caste system. In many of these cases the native people actually helped the Muslims and many, if not all accepted Islam of their own free will Ezzati The making and sale of charms and amulets, which were believed to offer protection against evil forces and generally ensure success in life, were important in winning over converts.

The Gudala soon had enough and expelled him almost immediately after the death of his protector, Yahaya Ibn Ibrahim, sometime in the s. A sense of unity grew among many though not all provinces, gradually forming the consciousness of a broadly Arab-Islamic population: In essence Islam spread widely and reached the four corners of the globe and acceptance as Muslims did not impose their faith upon newly annexed territories due to it containing all of these elements.

Many of them went on lecture or missionary tours to convert people, while others became advisers to Sudanese Kings on how to become effective rulers. Secondly, it often divided the ruling group into Muslim and non-Moslem factions, conflict between which further weakened some of the states such as Songhai.

In the first place, it challenged traditional African religion, weakening the basis on which some of the Sudanese states such as Kanem and ancient Ghana rested, contributing to their downfall. Chiefly, they professed the peaceful path to Islam. Islam has a large presence in North Africa, West Africa, the horn of Africa, the Southeast and among the minority but significant immigrant population in South Africa.

In the earlys, the Lamtuna, under the joint leadership of Yahya Ibn Umar and Abdallah Ibn Yasin-soon calling themselves the al-Murabitin Almoravids -set out on a campaign to bring their neighbours over to their cause.

This is a common misconception and misunderstanding among many. But in the end it is his diplomacy which wins the day. They take Mecca almost without resistance. Aisha Bawany Wakf Trust. In most cases worldly and spiritual motives for conversion blended together. Conversion to Islam also came about as a result of the breakdown of historically religiously organized societies: It is clear from this that the fascination of the religion of Islam was also a contributing factor to the spread of Islam.

Today, they are erroneously categorized as Mandinka. Al-Bakri reports that, while in combat, the Almoravids did not pursue those who fled in front of them. It will introduce a new word, caliph, to the other languages of the world.

An Introduction to the History of the Spread of Islam

In he was killed in a fall from a precipice while attempting escape after a defeat near Oran. Unity Islam cut across family, clan and ethnic ties and loyalties and emphasized unity and brotherhood. Earlier generations of European scholars believed that conversions to Islam were made at the point of the sword, and that conquered peoples were given the choice of conversion or death.

Their main objective was to be fair and just, and to make sure that both Muslims and non-Muslims alike live in peace and harmony with the duty of protection from those running the country. Islam is a religion that does not consist of myths.

The inhabitants accept Islam. Firstly, Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him developed a small following. There are many reasons why peoples have been, from past to the present, so ready to embrace Islam, what is pointed out by Muhammad Asad, a Jewish convert to Islam, probably being the foremost: Chiefly, they professed the peaceful path to Islam.

These examples grew the process of Islamisation or conversion to Islam, as it gathered momentum. In many of these cases the native people actually helped the Muslims and many, if not all accepted Islam of their own free will Ezzati Abbasid Period[ edit ] There are a number of historians who see the rule of the Umayyads as responsible for setting up the "dhimmah" to increase taxes from the dhimmis to benefit the Arab Muslim community financially and to discourage conversion.

The second is that of the King of Takrur, War-Ajabbi, before his death in Do not accept any gifts from the civil population of any place. The pilgrimages that many of the rulers undertook — such as Mansa Musa and Askia Mohammed — had a considerable spiritual effect increasing their determination both to strengthen and purify Islam and to spread it even further.

Suwareh led his band of talibes towards present day Senegambia.A history of Islam in West Africa cannot be complete without a mention, however brief, of the Jakhanke Islamic Movement which arose in the 12th century under the charismatic scholar Alhajj Salim Suwareh who helped to spread Islam in the present day countries of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia, the most Islamized countries in West Africa today.

A history of Islam in West Africa cannot be complete without a mention, however brief, of the Jakhanke Islamic Movement which arose in the 12th century under the charismatic scholar Alhajj Salim Suwareh who helped to spread Islam in the present day countries of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia, the most Islamized countries in West Africa today.

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How did Islam Spread? By Sword or By Conversion?

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