Islam Conquest and Expansion

Understanding Islam VI

Coercion and armed conflict or the threat of it, played a pivotal role
in the rapid rise and expansion of Islam in Arabia, Syria, North
Africa, Persia and Central Asia after the death of Muhammad Islam,

This is the sixth in a series of eight articles by Fr Paul Stenhouse MSC PhD

Islam, Conquest and Expansion

IN APRI L 637 AD, less than ten years after Heraclius the Byzantine emperor
restored the relic of the true cross to the newly rebuilt Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Muslim Arab forces sent by Caliph ‘Umar from remote provinces in Arabia, had captured the Holy City.  Read on…Understand Islam VI

Already posted:

Islam I – Christians in pre-Islamic Arabia: islam-1

Islam II – Setting the stage for Muhammad and Islam: islam-2

Islam III -Islam, the sword or the tax: islam-3

Islam IV – Political Islam: The beginnings: Understand Islam IV

Islam V – The Apostasy Wars: Understand Islam V

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