Islam spread so quickly because of trade routes. “Every man lives by exchanging” ― Adam Smith. During trade, merchants and customers talk while they talk Islam can be mentioned. Trading with other countries such as India has also contributed to the spread of Islam. Merchants moving through other cities such as Baghdad and Tripoli also contributed to the spread of Islam.
Mecca being the center of trade and the start of Islam attracted merchants and people. Easy trade routes to certain cities like Muscat, Aden and Medina were very close to Mecca and were also a subject of Islamic trade. Muslim merchants spread Islam during their travels through other cities. Islam being a big deal during this time caused quite a following and merchants came to Mecca. Non-Muslim merchants also pass through Mecca and hear of Islam and most tend to stay in Mecca and end up converting to Islam.
Merchants also travel and a lot of people hear about Islam and end up spreading the word as they travel through the world and stop in different cities along the way. While in other cities or while trading to or with other countries other cultures hear about Islam and end up converting to the religion. While traveling overseas or to another country someone will hear about Islam and travel to Mecca or another city and change. Merchants handling trade with other countries could mention Islam and convince others to join them with Allah. After trading with someone who owns something from Mecca an individual can be attracted to Mecca and enjoy it there and over time convert to Islam.
Trade leads to spreading good and religion. Trades were made in different ways. As Mecca traded with the Byzantine Empire, it converted two of the Byzantine Empire cities. When trading with different cities, you can convert them to your religion. “No nation was ever ruined by trade.’ –Benjamin Franklin
“Peace is a natural effect of Trade” – (Charles de Montesquieu). The quote means peace can be caused because of trade. Trade was the most cultural diffusion that helped Islam spread.
Have you ever thought about why Islam spread so quickly ? In these paragraphs I’m going to tell you how Islam spread so quickly . There are many reasons how Islam spread quickly and one of the reasons would be because of trade . Islam is the religion created by the prophet Muhammad. It was created in 610 C.E. in a cave on Mount Hira. Muhammad was from Mecca and Allah was the god who told Muhammad to create the religion.The 3 main reasons why Islam spread qiuckly are trade , protection and community .
Islams trades were protected because of the governments ordaine , It was protected so that the people could travel and earn livelihood with being harmed in life . In document C on the map it shows the military campaign’s and the muslim control surrounding Mecca . Mecca is a place were Muhammad created in Islam so it countined to spread rapidly . In document E it tells that the people wanted to be protected and wanted to defend the lands of Islam . It also spreaed because Islam offered the protection for others .
Many diffrent trades were being made in the spread of Islam . In document A its shows and tells what was being traded . Islam was trading goods to others in need , such as bearing spices , perfume , ivory and silk . Islam made a trade to towns that are up North including Yemen , to the markets of syria and towards the Red Sea across the desert to Iraq . The trades were so easy , because Mecca was in the middle of cities and Mecca was in the center of trades . Mecca made many trades with Byzantie empire and Persian empire , because they were vast and big and many people worshipped them .
Islam spreaed quickly through the trade routes that was being made . The trades were being made by crossroads of the lucrative caravan trade . Also by adding the profits from caravans was a brisk pilgrimage trade . There were two diffrent types of routes that Mecca used such as land routes and sea routes . From these reasons we can see that Islam spread because of many important causes .
” I know what i have given you … I do not know what you have received ” (Antonio Porchia) this quote is explaining the improtants of the trade and is showing how trade was effected by the growth of Islam .
Why did is Islam spread so quickly? According to my research Trading is a key part of the essential reasons why Islam spread so quickly. Because if you look at the information you can understand how Trading is the key reason.
In 610C.E. a local merchant named Muhammad went to a cave nearby Mount Hira located in Mecca in Arabia to meditate, this is were Islam started. Muhammad was going to pray to get away from the scavenging for money and wealth he felt was causing his people to lose their way. While he was there the archangel Gabriel squeezed him hard and caused words to flow out his mouth. The words that came out was " Allah was the one god" Muhammad began to say the recived words in public. He said something about the Allah and the importance of charity - sharing money with weak and poor. All together these teachings were called Islam, by the way a person/follower inside islam is called a Muslim.
Mecca is a home to the Islamic community and was an important trading house (area) to the community. Mecca has a very big relationship to Islam, Mecca is the capital of Islam. In 632 Muhammad died and Allah's words that muhammad was repeating was written down and was given the name the Qur'an. At first Mecca rejected Muhammad's preaching, in 622 resistance in mecca was so strong Muhammad left he went 250 miles north with 70 families. Mecca was a successful and important, they used the crossroads of the producing Caravan trade. "Mecca was the site of Arabia's oldest pagan shrine" (the Ka'ba) according to [Document A]. In 628 Muhammad came back to Mecca he was allowed backing he soon got enough support to command that the idols in the Ka'ba should be destroyed and the shrine dedicated to Allah. Pilgrimages to the Ka'ba became one of the Five Pillars or the main duties of Islam. The duties are Confession of belief, Prayer five times a day, Ramadan, an annual month-long fast, giving alms t the poor, and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Trading was very important to the Islamic Community,according to the trade routes shown on [Document A]. Trading was going on everywhere on land and sea. on the sea routes he traveled through the Mediterranean Sea to Spain, through the Red Sea to East Africa, through the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf to India. On land they went to may areas like Aleppo, Palmyra, Syria, Damascus, Petra, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Egypt, Mecca, Yemen, Muscal, Siraf, Mosul, Ctesiphon, Nishapur, Bukhara, Constaniople, and Aden. They traveled through the Byzantne Empire and the Persian Empire. They traded items like Vast Camel Trains, Bearing Spices, Perfumes, Precious Metals, Ivory and Silk, files through the town. Went north on the way from Yemen to the markets of Syria and headed east from the Red Sea across the Desert t Iraq. adding to the money from Caravans was a active and fast pilgrimage trade for Mecca was the capital of Arabia's holist pagan shrine the Ka'ba.
Now that you have looked at my research and from my understandings you can see why Trading can be a key reason why Islam spread so quickly. From the start of Islam and learning about who Muhammad is and his story. To the relationship of Mecca and Islam to Mecca's trading to the learning of the Five Pillars to the trade routes shown on the map in Document A. To the locations on the map and the items that were used for trading you can tell that the key reason of the Islamic Community spreading was because of trading.