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How Islam spread

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Submitted by Ahmed (United States), Jan 26, 2006 at 17:28

Here is an example from history how islam spread in Sindh, India (now Pakistan)

During the arab invasion of Sindh (712) Mohammad Bin Qasim first attacked Debal , a temple town. It was garrisoned by four thousand soldiers and was served by 3000 Brahmins.All adult males were put to sword and their women and children were enslaved. Seven hundred beautiful females who were also sheltered in the temple were also captured with their valuable ornaments and clothes adorned with jewels. Mohammad dispatched one fifth of the booty, including the women, to Hajjaj according to the quranic rule, and the remaining four fifth were distributed among the soldiers.

Thereafter whichever places he attacked, like Rawar, Sehwan, Dhaliha, Brahminabad, and Multan , Hindu soldiers and men were slain and their women and children were enslaved and batches of them dispatched to the caliph in regular installments.

At Rawar , among the captured women, 30 were young ladies of royal blood. Mohammed sent all of them to Hajjaj along with the regular instalment of women, who forwarded the royal young ladies to Walid, the caliph .

In Sindh , most of the female captured women were converted to islam and taken as wives by the soldiers who settled down.

The standing orders of Hajjaj to Mohammad were to "give no quarter to infidels, but to cut their throats and take the women and children as captives".

Over all over 20,000 enslaved women were sent to Hajjaj and the remaing were given to the soldiers.

REF: 1 Mohammad Habib " The arab Conquest of Sindh "
2. Dr. Bostom "Legacy of Jihad"

Islam spread by Quran's instruction of aya 9.5

" slay the infidels wherever you find them unless they convert to islam"

And once you converted you could not go back. Quran said:

"Kill the renegades" (4.89)
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