BRIEF HISTORY OF ISLAM
It is indeed not easy
The moment of the revelation itself needs vivid details to be elaborated since it was one of the most crucial and critical
CONTROVERSY REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF ISLAM
For some devout Muslims however, Islam was there from the very beginning and is not directly accredited to Mohammad (P.B.U.H). Their belief gains strength through this excerpt from the Quran: “Say, ‘Anyone who opposes Gabriel should know that he has brought down this (the Qur’an) into your heart, in accordance with God’s will, confirming previous scriptures, and providing guidance and good news for the believers'” (Surah 2:97). Dictated by Mohammad (P.B.U.H) , many people were greatly influenced by the noble teachings of Islam and a huge conversion of the believers of the polytheistic religions, belonging to the clan of Quraish (the dominant and ruling tribe of Mecca that time) into this strict monotheistic religion took place which later met many oppositions as the influence grew stronger.
HIJRAT- THE GREAT MIGRATION
Those growing oppositions against the followers of the newly recognized religion forced the embracers of Islam to move from Mecca to Madinah along with Mohammad (P.B.U.H), their leader in 622. An excruciatingly painful and hard moment for Mohammad (P.B.U.H), he nevertheless asked his followers to stay firm in their belief and face all the hardships that have come their way in their services for Islam. This event was known as the Hijra which marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. In Yasrab or Yathrib, Mohammad (P.B.U.H) laid the foundations of the new Islamic society, establishing new rules from the Holy Quran which were a source of
THE CALIPHATE SYSTEM
Mohammad’s (P.B.U.H) preaching continued till his death in 632 CE during which
HISTORY OF ISLAM TIMELINE
A brief history of Islam can be looked at through a summarized timeline in chronological order:
610 CE. Divine revelations
622 CE. Migration or Hijrat from Mecca to Madina.
630 CE. Destruction of the false idols, conquest of Mecca.
1000 CE. Propagation of Islam continues in Africa.
1099 CE. Jerusalem captured by the European Crusaders, later regained by the Muslims.
1120 CE. Asia sees rise of Islam with Muslims propagating the teachings to Malaysian traders.
1800 CE. Muslim African as slaves in the United States.
1870-1924 CE. Settlement of Muslim Immigrants from Arab to United States of America till 1924 when the Asian Exclusion Act was passed.
1965 CE. Muslim immigration rules revised. Boost for immigration of the Muslims in the USA.