Islam Dbq Essay
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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 …show more content…
Islam spread quickly through trade because the many people that traveled to Mecca heard the words of Muhammad and they spread the word to others creating a domino effect with “non-believers. Islam spread quickly through its appealing nature too by telling Muslims of peace and Harmony and other things that appealed to the Muslims such as equality. Military campaigns helped spread Islam as well by forcing people to convert so they can avoid paying taxes and it was more convenient for these people