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March 19, 2013
Why Did Islam Spread So Quickly?
Islam originated in present day Saudi Arabia where the prophet, Muhammad, had been born. Islam would later be able to spread quickly through trade, the appealing nature of the Islamic faith, and military campaigns.
In the “Arabian Peninsula Trade Routes” (Doc. A) it shows how Mecca was very busy with all kinds of trade. Since Mecca is where Islam would start in the upcoming years, traders would come and go taking the teachings of Muhammad with them. Mecca was both the center of trade and the center of Islam which leads to the quick spread of faith through the many traders and merchants that traveled to Mecca to trade and left with the words of Islam. It would have helped if a journal of a merchant or traveler that went to Mecca around the time Islam had begun to rise had been included so that readers can see how the people back then took to the idea of a new belief such as Islam so the readers can get a better understanding as to why Islam spread.
In Versus from The Qur’an (Doc. B), the author, Muhammad used a didactic tone to show he believed in educating the people about Islam. This segment (Doc. B) was used to show the equality featured in the beliefs of Islam so that the “non-believers” would feel equal and would want to convert to Islam because of its appealing nature. The Qur’an helped spread the word of God by telling the way Islam should be practiced. Equality is what many people looked for and The Qur’an taught people how equality is the main part of Islam it helped spread it faster because people like to be equals and they also like harmony which is available in Islam.
”The Ghazu” (Doc. D) also helped in teaching others about the appealing nature of Islam by showing how Muslims are equal and they cannot attack each other. This would appeal to the nature of many citizens because it would...