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.
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 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.
“The Ordinances of Government” (Doc. E) too helped with spreading the appealing
nature of Islam by telling Muslims “the rules” of Islamic faith to prevent any accidental wrongful
actions. This appealed to the people because they knew “the rules” so they could be true to...