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Islam is one of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions along with Christianity, and Judaism. Islam first gained prominence during the 7th century C.E. and is the second largest religious group in the world behind Christianity. A follower of Islam is known as a Muslim.

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The reigns of Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman as the first three khalifas (caliphs/successors) of Muhammad instead of Ali are one of the main point of contention in the Sunni/Shia split. I wonder if Ali g …
asked Oct 3 '15 by user69715
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States in West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Nigeria The conversion to Islam in this region happened in a gradual process. Margari Hill's The Spread of … Islam in West Africa: Containment, Mixing, and Reform from the Eighth to the Twentieth Century described the process in three stages, which doesn't include invasions: Arrival of Muslim merchants and …
answered Apr 26 '18 by user69715
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I think there are two main reasons: 1. Inertia Don't underestimate inertia, especially when you're talking about establishing a position with such a worldwide implication as the Caliph. For example, …
answered Feb 25 '16 by user69715
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Hornblower and the Atropos and more. Is this mode of swearing supported by historical evidence at all? I haven't heard a modern-day Muslim did it, and according to this Islam StackExchange question it's even prohibited in Islam. …
asked Apr 3 '16 by user69715
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The OP asked for historical accounts, unfortunately there is unlikely a complete and accurate first hand account Muhammad's life before his prophet-hood, including about his belief. According to Karen …
answered Dec 14 '14 by user69715
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In the Mudéjar revolt of 1264–66, the recently conquered Muslim subjects (also called Mudéjars) in Castile rebelled against the crown, and were helped by the Muslim Kingdom of Granada. In the beginnin …
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Disappearance of Christianity from North Africa in the Wake of the Rise of Islam, argued that this was due to the fact that the Maghrebi Christians were Arians. They didn't believe that Jesus was God and … thus were theologically closer to Islam than the mainstream Christianity of the Byzantine Empire. Sources/further reading: Chapter 11: The Arab Conquest in Africa in Wilhite, David (2017). Ancient …
answered Sep 11 '17 by user69715