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Islam: the emergence and establishment of world religion

Today there are more than 800 millionadherents of such a world religion as Islam. The emergence of this belief occurred in the distant seventh century AD, but so far it has not lost its popularity and is still relevant. In the way this religion appeared, we will understand now.

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History of the emergence of Islam

This religion has gone a long way in its development.Submission, dedication to the will of Allah - that's what the word "Islam" means in translation. The emergence of this religion is associated with the name of Muhammad, considered one of the prophets of God. The real name of this person is Ubu-il-Kassim. Muhammad is not a one-of-a-kind prophet. Muslims revere well-known and in Orthodoxy Noah, Abraham, Moses, John and even Jesus Christ. Muhammad is considered the greatest of the prophets and the last of them. In this case, the emergence and spread of Islam is considered the only true way to continue the Old Testament teaching.

Life of Muhammad

The founder of this Muslim teachingHe was born in the seventh century AD, at an age when polytheism and idolatry were the dominant beliefs of the Arab people. Ancient Arabs worshiped a multitude of gods,

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as well as angels and demons (jinn).Muhammad was struck by the idolatry of his countrymen. He retired to live in caves in the mountains. When he reached the age of 40, the prophet began to have visions sent to him from the archangel Gabriel. During these revelations, the angel told him to write down all his instructions. Subsequently, these records were the Quran - the basic source of Islam religion. The emergence of this belief at first was not actively perceived by the Arabs, and the prophet was even persecuted and persecuted for his ideas. The Muslim teaching was unprofitable for merchants who received income from pilgrims wishing to worship tribal idols.

After the death of Khadija's wife, who fully supported Muhammad and his religion, the prophet was forced to flee from his usual

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Mecca with his student Abu Bakr in the cityYasrib. It is this moment that is crucial for the whole belief called Islam. The emergence of the Islamic calendar occurred precisely at this very period. We can say that from this stage the official history of religion began. Subsequently, after his fall before Muhammad, the city of Yasrib was renamed. His new name sounded and still sounds like Medina. The power of Muhammad combined political and religious aspects, he was both a king and a prophet. Medina was at war with Mecca, which in the end was defeated. All idols were destroyed, but the city continued to be sacred, only now - for adherents of Islam. As a result, by the end of his life the prophet was the ruler of all Arabia.

Development of beliefs

Followers of Muhammad attached to their religionSyria, Egypt, Jerusalem, Persia and Mesopotamia, north-western India and part of Europe. At present, Islam is a powerful organizing force in the Arab countries and their main belief.


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