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to Islam. Religions are usually transmitted through families- in the case of Muslim conversions, conversion rates were high because people tended to convert before they entered into marriage and had children. Children born to a Muslim father are automatically considered Muslims themselves so it was not necessary for fathers to formally convert their whole family if he converted himself. The terrorist attacks on September 11th also caused some non-Muslims who weren’t privy to all of the information about what led up the attack or understand that there is more than one interpretation of Islam to fear all Muslims and as such, increased conversion numbers around this time frame as well. Number: __ Reason: __ Explanation: __ Content: __ Number: __ Reason to Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad’s teachings were followed by the early Muslim community and his words became a guide for Muslims to live their lives according to God’s will. His practice of spreading knowledge through sermons, speeches, poems as well as providing instruction on how to perform religious rituals was very effective in drawing people into the faith and gaining converts.
A sense of belonging is important because it fosters feelings of security that are necessary when undergoing major life changes like converting one’s religion- many new Muslim felt they found this with other Muslims who shared their same beliefs and practices.
Lastly, empathy played an integral role in conversion- non-Muslim populations understood what oppression meant before becoming Muslim so there was a natural progression towards hopeOne of the most interesting things about Islam is how quickly it spread. There are many theories as to why this happened, but here are 10 reasons why Islam spread so quickly.
Islam is not a new religion, but it has been practiced for over 1400 years. What may have helped the spread of Islam was that Muhammad (the founder) made no distinction between spiritual and political life. Muslims are encouraged to be involved in their communities by donating money, volunteering time or fighting oppression. Muslim leaders all had an extensive education and were able to articulate truths through language with clarity and curiosity which resulted in successful conversions. People who converted often became teachers themselves- this created opportunities for other people to convert as well because they were taught more about the faith from one person rather than being told what they could know by authorities alone. Arabic culture played a role too- at some point it became shameful among Arabs to remain polytheist after converting