WAS ISLAM SPREAD BY SWORD? By Sanusi Olawale Ibn Abdulwasiu
One of the regular misconception about Islam among the Non-Muslims is that Islam was spread by sword.
Numerous individuals imagine that Muslims utilized the idea of “convert or die” and that is the reason numerous individuals changed over to Islam. This is completely false either through what Islam says or when we look through history.
Islam Started with No Authority to Force People
Giving it a thought, that Islam was spread through constrained change, could a solitary man compel numerous clans to change over? I doubt that.
Islam didn’t begin with a ruler who has solid armed force, but it began with a single man.
Prophet Muhammad and his devotees were really tormented to leave Islam not to wind up Muslims. At that point Prophet Muhammad started to search for a clan who can help him. Individuals in Medina started to tail him. They acknowledged that Prophet Muhammad might move to Medina despite the fact that Prophet Muhammad revealed to them that all Arabs will battle them, and they were in reality little clans.
Prophet Muhammad didn’t guarantee them with any reward in this world.
He just guaranteed them that they will go to Paradise on the off chance that they helped him. For beyond any doubt this is not a city which changed over to Islam by constrained transformation.
Did Islam Tells Muslims to Force People on Islam?
Blessed Quran answers obviously:
Qur’an 2:256. 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. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things
Muslims have no point aside from informing individuals regarding the correct method for God to spare them from damnation.
All what they need is that Islam contacts these individuals. If the ruling authority of the city refused that the Muslim scholars shouldn’t enter the city and tell people about Islam, then they are an obstacle against telling people about the right way to God.
Individuals have the choice either to acknowledge or to dismiss Islam, however the message should contact them. If a disease is spread through a city, and a few people have the cure for that disease. They needed this cure to contact individuals, Yet the leaders of this city rejected this cure to contact individuals for individual reasons. If they now wage war against these people who have the cure, should they fold their arms and have themselves slaughtered?
Is there any sense in that?
How might they be faulted if they fight back?
On the off chance that a portion of the general population declined to take the cure, it’s dependent upon them, yet the cure must contact individuals.
Muslims were Never compelled to Convert to Islam
As a matter of fact when we look through authentic actualities, we see that the Islamic social orders never managed Islam as an intrusion that once trespassers leave, they return back to their societies.
In any case Islam turned into their way of life. There are nations like Indonesia and Malaysia where Muslim armed forces have never gone.
These nations are transcendently Muslim nations, they used to trade with the Muslim merchants, then started to think about Islam and steadily changed over to Islam.
Even through other Muslim countries, most of the Muslim countries were subjected to occupation by European armies.
If these countries really looked as Muslims as invaders, they would have all left Islam once the European armies invade them.
It was actually the case that the European armies left these countries, and Islam remained.
So why will you approximately reach a conclusion that Islam was spread by sword and constrained transformations?
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