Let us begin our today’s blog post “Spread Of Islam, The Rise Of Islamic State” with this quote,
“Islam is not a native calling settled for spreading its principles in one specific medium, and it is not a sectarian or communal calling, either, particular of one group of people. It is rather a universal appeal.” (محمد السيد الوكيل, تأملات فى سيرة الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم)
The world has seen the impact of Islam around then. There was a long battle behind the message of Islam that empowered it to turn into the world’s biggest religion followed now by 1.8 billion disciples on the planet, which is 24.1 % of the total populace of the world Alhamdulillah.
At the hour of Prophet Muhammad SAW’s passing, He (PBUH) was the best chief of his time and was administering the majority of the Arab region. His rule spread to Syria and Iraq. Inside 20 years the byzantine and Persian realms were vanquished by the replacements of Prophet Muhammad SAW. It extended through India, over the center East and Africa and it additionally affected west Europ’s Iberian promontory. A considerable lot of the total populace readily received the message of Islam and they changed over to the religion of Muhammad SAW.
After the hour of Muhammad SAW, the period of the Caliphate impacted the world gigantically. Four Caliphs are notable ever, and after them, the world has encountered a ton many.
Hazrat Abu Bakr RA
Hazrat Umar RA
Hazrat Usman RA
Hazrat Ali RA
Each period in itself is history. We can have a concise outline of the apparent multitude of periods in association with the spread of Islam.
The Era of Hazrat Abu Bakr RA
Spread of Islam Under Abu Bakr RA (632-634 C.E.)
After the passing of Muhammad SAW it was Abu Bakr RA who spared his devotees from separating. There are acclaimed expressions of Hazrat e Abu Bakr RA, he stated:
“Whoso worshippeth Muhammad told him that Muhammad is dead; yet whoso worshippeth God, told him that God liveth and dieth not” (Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 733)
The child of Abu Qahafa gave more material help to Muhammad SAW alongside the best friendship. The principal aggregation of the Quran is done in Abu Bakr RA’s period. The purpose of this was the skirmish of Yamama as a few Quaran reciters passed on in that. So there was a desperate requirement for that to remember it and spare it.
His caliphate stayed for a shorter timeframe nearly for 27 months. Yet, he prevailed upon the two most prestigious forces of his time. He battled against incredible uprisings of his time and joined the whole Arabian promontory.
The Era of Hazrat Umar RA
The spread of Islam Under Umar, (634-644 C.E.)
Islam spread quickly in the hour of Umar ibn al Khattab RA. He was a more prominent pioneer than Alexander, Julius Ceasar, and the enormous names of history. The vast majority of the prominent individuals from the Jewish people group and Christian people group changed over to Islam in Omar ibn al Khattab RA’s period. Also, it was not because of its incredible blade just however by his changes, his impact on the world in the more extensive sense.
Omar RA in his talks consistently utilized such words, he stated: “O God, let me not fall into any mistake, nor let me be demanded an explanation from on unprepared, nor let me fall into disregard.”
Till 640, the entirety of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine were heavily influenced by Omar ibn al Khattab RA, Egypt was additionally vanquished by 642 and later in 643, the entire of the Sassanian realm was likewise recovered.
The Era of Hazrat Usman RA
In the skirmish of Yarmouk, the extraordinary caliph Omar RA crushed the renowned multitudes of Byzantine and finished their standard, and laid the stones for additional triumphs for Islam, held onto Syria, and afterward Jerusalem. In 638 AD at long last, they were successful in Damascus also.
Hazrat e Usman RA was the third caliph after Umar ibn al Khattab RA. This time includes suffering political, financial, and strict outcomes. The impact of Islam arrived at the terrains of Faras, at present known as Iran, a few regions of Khorasan, and the victory of Armenia.
The Era of Hazrat Ali RA
The skirmish of Khayaber is the noteworthy occasion of this period. Hazrat e Ali RA got the titles and a blade about which a well-known line is there, ‘there is no gallant individual except for Ali there is no sword except for Dhu al-Fiqar’ Ali RA took solid activities against the degenerate leaders of his time and requested genuineness and uprightness. He reinforced popular government with his interesting insight. He extended his standard for open government assistance. With his astuteness grit and changes, he affected the world enormously.
American creator Louis L’Amour composed for Islamic achievement “in about 100 years following the demise of Mohammed in 632, the domain of the Arabs (he implies Muslims) was bigger than that of Alexander the Great of Rome” (The Walking Drum, 1984, p.171)
From that point onward, the spread of Islam in the Subcontinent is additionally the aftereffect of the untiring endeavors of various holy people and Sufis.
The world has additionally observed the brilliant time of Islam. It was the hour of social, financial, and logical improvement that gave a ton to the world and helped a ton for the spread of Islam. Khalifa Haroon ur Reshid was the caliph around then. The world is very much aware of the honorable and acclaimed place of astuteness set up around then. Huge numbers of the works that would have been lost in any case were gathered and interpreted in various dialects of the world, broadly in Greek, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Egyptian, and Phoenician. These then were additionally converted into Turkish, Hebrew, and Latin.
Several researchers and researchers worked gigantically and contributed a ton to the ages to come. They worked for innovation science and medication that was a key factor and a directing power for European science during the Renaissance time frame.
The renowned writer James Albert Michener, American Author composed,
“No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam, the West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the sword. But no modern scholar accepts this idea, and the Quran is explicit in the support of the freedom of conscience.Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word sensing his inadequacy. But the angel commanded ‘read’. So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: “There is one God”.” (Islam: the misunderstood religion, ‘Reader’s Digest, May 1955, pp.68-70.)
There were endless components that contributed a ton to the spread of Islam. To examine all here is preposterous.
Let me close my today’s discussion with the Yann Martel’s beautiful lines, He said once,
“I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi