akay puts lot of DIFFEREN SUBJECTS OF ISLAM .. THE FAITH ...
on the plate., Well each subject has to be dealt independently to make the readers understand the akay post on Islam., The faith and its expansion through out history., it should be looked in to carefully through the following points
1). expansion of Islam through peace..
2). expansion of Islam through preaching ..
3). expansion of Islam through social control on those who converted
4).. expansion of Islam through political control when it becomes ruling nations cultures through Caliphs, Kings, Sultans.... etc..etc.. DICK TRAITORS OF ISLAM....
5). And And Islam the faith through Jihad .. sword ..whatever THAT CAN NOT BE NEGLECTED
Off course there are other ways .. such as controlling reproductive abilities of the women .. controlling Muslim Women so they will be baby incubators and controlling/converting infidel females from other faiths .. and and cutting the dicks of men from other faiths ...,, so infidels will never have children ..etc..etc.. So many ways.. to expand a faith dear akayyyy....
I tell you, of all the methods of conversion/expansion of Islam .. READING QURAN & HADITH IS THE WORST METHOD.. No one converts to the faith after reading that stuff
So your post need to be CUT IN TO PIECES to explain you and the reader on the subject of expansion of Islam
. Indeed Islam expanded due to dedicated soldiers of Islam
by preaching as well as warfare ., It depends on the time and place where the expansion of Islam took place ..
It is another common misconception among some non-Muslims that Islam would not have the millions of adherents it has all over the world, had it not been spread by the use of force.
The following proofs will make it clear, that far from being forcefully “spread by the sword”, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.
Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. Freedom of religion is ordained in the Quran itself
“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error:
whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks.” (Quran 2:256)
Good verse ... good verse.. and there are plenty of verses which says other way around .. but let me read that verse as I like reading Quran..2:256
. There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Shaitan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing
but again .. Quran verses are NOTHING TO DO WITH the expansion of Islam
The noted historian De Lacy O’Leary wrote: "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 myths that historians have ever repeated."
No one is unquestionable that British Orientalist De Lacy O’Leary of 19/20th century wrote what he knew about Islam through British eyes ., NOW WE KNOW LOT MORE on origins of present Islam and origins of Quran ., and I tell you., you have NOT read what he wrote about Islam .. here is the list please read the following works from his pen
O'Leary, De Lacy (1923). Islam at the Cross Roads. London.
O'Leary, De Lacy (1923). The Coptic Theotokia. London.
O'Leary, De Lacy (1924). Fragmentary Coptic Hymns from the Wadi n'Natrun. London
O'Leary, De Lacy (1936). The Ethiopian Church: Historical Notes on the Church of Abyssinia
O'Leary, De Lacy (1909). The Syriac Church and Fathers
O'Leary, De Lacy (1923). Short History of the Fatimid Khalifate
O'Leary, De Lacy (1927). Arabia Before Muhammad.
O'Leary, De Lacy (1947). How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs
Another 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 tries 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."
same problem there YOU HAVE NOT READ Thomas Carlyle book ., Please read it again Heroes and Hero worship by Thomas Carlyle
If Islam was indeed spread by the sword, it was the sword of intellect and convincing arguments that was used. It is only this type of sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Quran says in this connection “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”.
The facts speak for themselves:
Indonesia is the country that has the largest number of Muslims in the world, and the majority of people in Malaysia are Muslims. But, no Muslim army ever entered Indonesia or Malaysia. It is an established historical fact that Indonesia entered Islam not due to war, but because of its moral message. Despite the disappearance of Islamic government from many regions once ruled by it, their original inhabitants have remained Muslims.
yes.. yes conversion of folks from Indonesian/ Malaysian Islands in the 15th century and later is special case., IT IS SIMILAR TO HOW ISLAM EXPANDED IN EARLY TIMES before 680 in the Arabian peninsula
Moreover, they carried the message of truth, inviting others to it as well, and in so doing endured harm, affliction and oppression. The same can be said for those in the regions of Syria and Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, North Africa, Asia, the Balkans and in Spain. This shows that the effect of Islam on the population was one of moral conviction, in contrast to occupation by western colonialists, finally compelled to leave lands whose peoples held only memories of affliction, sorrow, subjugation and oppression.
that is rubbish history it is selective amnesia
- Muslims ruled Spain (Andalusia) for about 800 years. During this period, the Christians and Jews enjoyed freedom to practice their respective religions, and this is a documented historical fact.
- Christian and Jewish minorities have survived in the Muslim lands of the Middle East for centuries. Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan all have significant Christian and Jewish populations.
off course they can live under Islamic rule as Dhimmis WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNING THE SOCIETY AND WITHOUT QUESTIONING CALIPHS OR ISLAMIC RULERS
- Muslims ruled India for about a thousand years, and therefore had the power to force each and every non-Muslim resident of India to convert to Islam, but they did not, and thus more than 80% of the Indian population remains non-Muslim.
nonsense .. where do you think Pakistanis 230 million and 200 million Indian Muslims and 170 million Bangladesh Muslims came from ??
- Similarly, Islam spread rapidly on the East Coast of Africa. And likewise no Muslim army was ever dispatched to the East Coast of Africa.
- An article in Reader’s Digest ‘Almanac’, yearbook 1986, gives the statistics of the increase of the 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%, while Christianity had increased by 47%. During this fifty- year period, there was no “Islamic conquest” yet Islam spread at such an extraordinary rate.
- Today, the fastest growing religion in North America, Europe, and Africa is Islam. The Muslims in most of these lands constitute a minority.
The only sword they have in their possession is the sword of truth. It is this sword that is converting thousands to Islam.
well that is a good news for Islamic governments., sword of truth is dangerous .. with that all faith will fall like pack of cards or castles built with sand
- Islamic law protects the privileged status of minorities, and that is why non-Muslim places of worship have flourished all over the Islamic world. Islamic law also allows non-Muslim minorities to set up their own courts, which implement family laws drawn up by the minorities themselves. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred whether they are Muslims or not.
t is clear, therefore, that Islam was not spread by the sword. The often-alleged "sword of Islam" did not convert all the non-Muslim minorities in Muslim countries. In India, where Muslims ruled for about a thousand years, they are still a minority. In the U.S.A. and Canada Islam is the fastest growing religion and has over seven million followers.
well may be it is growing in U.S.A. and Canada but other stuff is nonsense
In his book The World's Religions, Huston Smith discusses how the
Prophet Muhammad granted freedom of religion to the Jews and Christians under Muslim rule:
The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians "shall be protected from all insults and harm; they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices," and further, "they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims."
Smith points out that Muslims regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in human history and the authoritative model for those of every subsequent Muslim state.
well plenty of folks wrote books so what?? rubbish is rubbish
Silly videos on GOD/ALLAH WHATEVER ., and for faiths and faith followers ., belief existence of Allah is must
., and they must have freedom to believe..