Thursday, August 30, 2012

What is Islam?

The question of the history of Islam is very important because there is a prevailing view that this religion empowered the backward Arabs to conquer parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa during the Middle Ages. The long decline of Islamic nations, after a period of time when they were at the cutting edge of art, literature, and science evokes regret and a desire to return to that greatness among its adherents. However, if the rise of the Arab nation long preceded the rise of Islam, then the utility of Islam comes into doubt. Perhaps it is Islam that is responsible for the decline of Arab rule?

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