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  History of Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of Islam involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion and as a social institution.
The history of Islam as a religion is closely related to political, economic, and military history.
Despite this fragmentation of Islam as a political community, the empires of the Abbasid caliphs, the Mughals, and the Seljuk Turk, Safavid Persia and Ottomans were among the largest and most powerful in the world.
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 Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muslims hold that Islam is the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to humanity since Adam, with the Qur'an, the text used by all sects of the Muslim faith, codifying the final revelation of God.
Ibadhism is distinguished from Shiism by its belief that the Imam (Leader) should be chosen solely on the basis of his faith, not on the basis of descent, and from Sunnism in its rejection of Uthman and Ali and strong emphasis on the need to depose unjust rulers.
Most Islamist ideologies hold that Islam is not only a religion, but also a political system that governs the legal, economic and social imperatives of the state according to interpretations of Islamic Law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam   (4456 words)

 Faisal Bashir (mbsfsl)
Islam is not, as some imagine in the West, a religion of the sword nor did it spread primarily by means of war.
Islam was destined to become a world religion and to create a civilization which stretched from one end of the globe to the other.
Moreover, Islam was not opposed to learning from the earlier civilizations and incorporating their science, learning, and culture into its own world view, as long as they did not oppose the principles of Islam.
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 History of Islam, History of Islam Religion, History of one of the biggest religions of the world.
Islam stands for the equality of all humanity without any discrimination on the basis of race, caste, sex, place of birth etc. Unlike other living things human beings have thinking potential and so they are invited to summit to the goodwill of God and obey His law i.e.
Islam protects all the human rights: rights to life, liberty, freedom, equality, and justice and above this one of the basic concern is the security of the person.
Islam, for the last 1400 years has tried to end this discrimination and a unique example of oneness and brotherhood of all mankind can be seen clearly during the Hajj.
theeid.dgreetings.com /history   (691 words)

 CQ Press : Current Events In Context : Terrorism
This submission or act of Islam means living a life of faith and practice as defined in the Qur'an and participating in the life of the community of believers.
Islam was no longer a faith identified with a particular world region; it had become more universal and cosmopolitan in its articulation and in the nature of the community of believers.
In Iran the monarchy was overthrown in 1979 by an Islamic revolution, a major indication of the resurgence of political Islam in the late twentieth century.
www.cqpress.com /context/articles/epr_islam.html   (7454 words)

 All about Islam, Allah,, Mohammed ,branches, Empires, terrorism
Islam is not only a "religion", but a "total way of life"; there is no distinction between the sacred and the secular, the religious leader is the political leader, and every aspect of the individual life should be Islam: Dress, food, and every detail of the family or social life...
Islam is today the second largest religion of the world, after Christianity, with 1,100 million members (1995), and the fastest growing religion.
Mecca was conquered for Islam, making his way to the Kaaba stone which had been the religious focus of Mecca since time immemorial and which he now rededicated to Allah, accepted the almost mass conversion of the city but returned himself to Medina.
religion-cults.com /Islam/islam.htm   (1391 words)

 History of Islam Muslim faith
Islam spread as a social system, a political system, and a religious system and it was spread by force of arms.
Islam claims to be a united religion with no divisions; however, one does not have to be an astute observer to realize that Islam is, in reality, fragmented into many different branches, some of which are militantly hostile to each other.
Islam is one of the greatest opponents in existence to the gospel of Christ today, and is one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
www.bible.ca /islam/islam-history.htm   (2808 words)

 Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the chief source of Islamic doctrine and practice, the Quran is the main foundation of the shari'ah, the sacred law of Islam, which covers all aspects of the public and private, social and economic, religious and political lives of all Muslims.
Called the Five Pillars of Islam, they are: the profession of faith (shahadah), devotional worship or prayer (salah), the religious tax (zakah), fasting (sawm), and the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj).
The fifth pillar of Islam is the pilgrimage to Mecca - the hajj.
www.islamicity.com /mosque/ihame/Ref2.htm   (1953 words)

 Islamic History
A History of Aleppo and Damascus in the Early Middle Ages, 635-1260 C.E., a lecture at the University of Kyoto by Professor.
Islam in Africa In this article, Professor 'Abdur Rahman Doi of Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria discusses the early history of Islam in Africa, from the year 615 CE until the early eighth century CE.
The Spread of Islam in West Africa In this article, Professor 'Abdur Rahman Doi begins with the 8th Century CE and discusses the history of Islam in the ancient empires of Western Sudan: Ghana, Mali, Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausa-Fulani land.
www.uga.edu /islam/history.html   (1699 words)

 History of Islam, the so many totalitarian regimes, the so many battles and wars
The world of Islam would expand far beyond the borders of the Arabian peninsula during their tenure— war after war, to the east into the Persian empire, north into Byzantine territory, and west across the face of northern Africa.
European history has remained transfixed on the Christian Crusades of the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries, it has largely ignored these Muslim attacks and invasions...When accusing the West of imperialism, Muslims are obsessed with the crusades, but have forgotten their own longer and more gruesome Jihad.
This dark side of Islam, the awful truth, has its roots in Islamic teaching, this teaching is based upon the Quran and Hadith.
biblia.com /islam/islam.htm   (1903 words)

 A History of Islam from a Baha'i Perspective
Islam is the religion founded on the revelation brought to humanity by Muhammad (c.
Islam is the most recent of the world's large religions, and consequently far more is known about the circumstances of its birth and the life of its Founder.
Islam forbids making images of God; mosques are not allowed even to have images of people or nature in them (for this reason they are decorated with calligraphic passages from the Qur'án, or geometrical patterns).
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 History of the Muslims, empires of Islam
These empires were primarily based on Sunni Islam, and that meant that there was no religious authority to counterbalance the political power exercised by the caliphs.
During this period, the Arab hold on Islam was finally broken, and all Moslems came to be seen as equals...
They have a history of murder, terror, lies and brainwashing to advance their cause of global conversion and subjugation...
biblia.com /islam/history.htm   (2490 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Prophet Muhammad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Muslims believe that Islam is a faith that has always existed and that it was gradually revealed to humanity by a number of prophets, but the final and complete revelation of the faith was made through the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE.
The simple and clear-cut message of Islam, that there is no God but Allah, and that life should be lived in complete submission to the will of Allah, was attractive to many people, and they flocked to hear it.
This journey is called the Hijrah (migration) and the event was seen as so important for Islam that 622 is the year in which the Islamic calendar begins.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/islam/history/muhammad.shtml   (341 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Islam: A Short History (Universal History S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The picture of Islam as a violent, backward, and insular tradition should be laid to rest, says Karen Armstrong, bestselling author of Muhammad and A History of God.
This little history of Islam by Karen Armstrong has quelled the fumes of rage and anger I have always felt towards what I thought to be an illogical, irrational and violance loving religion.
However while Armstrong deals excellently with the early history of islam her section on modern islamic politics tends to lose objectivity and presents evidence to support her ideas ignoring other factors and explanations.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1842125834   (1098 words)

 Medieval Islamic History - History for Kids!
Medieval Islamic history for kids - a summary of the origins of the Arabs, the Islamic conquests, and the Islamic empire to the Ottomans.
The Prophet Mohammed was born in the northern Arabian trading city of Mecca between 570 and 580 AD.
When he was forty years old, he heard the angel Gabriel speaking to him and telling him to start a new religion: Islam.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/islam/history/history.htm   (390 words)

 What is Islam?  A short history of Islam and its beliefs
The Arabian Peninsula the birthplace of Islam is one of the hottest and driest regions in the world, consisting mainly of deserts.
Magellan was successful in introducing Christianity to the Philippines (Named after King Philip of Spain) Islam and Christianity met in the Philippines as the Northern Islands were converted to Christianity and the Southern parts of the Philippines and Indonesia were converted to Islam.
Islam is at war with Jews and Christians for world domination in the cause of Allah.
www.truthnet.org /islam/whatisislam.html   (4949 words)

 History of Islam in Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gradually, the indigene started to embrace Islam eventhough not an a large scale.
Aceh, the most west region in Indonesia archipelago was the first region receiving Islam.
Now the oldest inheritance from the moslem was found in Gresik, East Java, that was the Islam funeral complex.
www.ummah.net /islam/nusantara/history.html   (211 words)

 Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Islam is not, as some imagine in the
Moreover, as Western influence began to penetrate more deeply into the fiber of Islamic society, organizations gradually grew up whose goal was to reform society in practice along Islamic lines and prevent its secularization.
In seeking to live successfully in the modern world, in independence and according to Islamic principles, Muslim countries have been emphasizing a great deal the significance of the role of education and the importance of mastering Western science an
ptv.com.pk /webptv/religion-history.asp   (670 words)

 Amazon.com: The Oxford History of Islam: Books: John L. Esposito   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Islam as a religion and civilization made its entry onto the world stage with the life and career of the Prophet Muhammad ibn Abd Allah (ca.
The Cambridge History of Islam (The Cambridge History of Islam) by P.
The emphasis is placed on the larger forces at work in Islamic history, such as expansion of the Arabic empire, the empire's fragmentation, the spread of Islam, the effects of colonization by Europe, and present-day nationalistic trends.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195107993?v=glance   (3224 words)

Islam was founded by Muhammad (full name: Muhammad Ibne Abdullah).
In these encounters with the angel Gabriel, sometimes he would see the angel, other times he would only hear him, and at others he only heard the sound of a bell through which the words of the angel came.
It became the mission of Muhammad to proclaim the truth of Islam, given to him by Allah, through the angel Gabriel.
www.contenderministries.org /islam/islamhistory.php   (608 words)

 Islam History | History of Islam and Islamic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While the materials available relating to the presence of Muslims in America during this historical period is gradually increasing, the story of these Muslims remains little known outside small segments of the African American Muslim community.
Muhammad was easily able to sell the frustrated, suffering fl community his ideology of reacting to racism with racism under the heading of "Black Islam." For a time the movement flourished, but later, with the exposure of Mr.
The simplicity of Islam and its appeal both to reason and to the heart accounts for its tremendous appeal.
www.islamamerica.org /history.cfm   (1458 words)

 Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Even where Arabic did not become the national language, it became the language of religion wherever Islam became established, since the Quran is written in Arabic, the Profession of Faith is to be spoken in Arabic, and five times daily the practicing Muslim must say his prayers in Arabic.
Of those people who embraced Islam but did not adopt Arabic as their everyday language, many millions have taken the Arabic alphabet for their own, so that today one sees the Arabic script used to write languages that have no basic etymological connection with Arabic.
Wherever artistic ornamentation and decoration were required, therefore, Muslim artists, forbidden to depict, human or animal forms, for the most part were forced to resort either to what has since come to be known as "arabesque" (designs based on strictly geometrical forms or patterns of leaves and flowers) or, very often, to calligraphy.
www.islamicity.com /mosque/ihame/Ref3.htm   (1808 words)

 True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran
Islam is built on subtle lies which have been concocted by evil men in order to maintain cohesion and discipline within their robber band.
Islam claims to be a religion of the people of "The Book", or Ahel al-Kitab, which would have one believe it is a continuance of that Book God revealed to His Jewish Prophets.
Islam is adamant in its denial of the deity of Jesus.
bibleprobe.com /muhammed.htm   (10642 words)

 History of Islam - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
This wikibook concerns about the history and development of thoughts, theology, and philosophy stemming from the Islamic faith throughout the centuries.
For the political history of Islamic civilization, see History of Islamic Civilization.
The history of Islam begins in the 7th century AD.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/History_of_Islam   (351 words)

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