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Islam under the Prophet Muhammad

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Submitted by Akbar (United States), Oct 10, 2006 at 15:54

Prior to Islam, Arab tribes were disunited tribes always at war with each other. Their lifestyle was based on the powerful over the weak. The superior tribe at the time was the tribe in which the Prophet Muhammad belonged. So he did not need to invent a religion to gain power. He could have let things remain as they were and still gain power. In fact one of the leaders at the time told him that they would make him king and give him all of the women and riches he wanted if he abandoned Islam. Arabs was disunited for centuries before Muhammad with warring tribes and he united them within 23 years. Learn the history of preIslamic Arabia and postIslamic Arabia. The current Muslim world have left the teaching of Prophet Muhammad and are following their cultural influences combined with their anger at the West.

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