Originating from a simple family, Muhammad uphold and propagate one of the
world’s largest religion, Islam. And at the same time appear as a
strong leaders, genuine, and effective. Now, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still
remains strong and deep and rooted.
Most of the people listed in this book is being lucky
being born and raised in centers of human civilization, cultural and place high
nations of political turnover. Muhammad was born in the year 570 AD, the city of Mecca, in the
somewhat south of the Arabian Peninsula, a place which time it is the most
underdeveloped in the world, far from the center of commerce, art and science. Be
orphaned at the age of six, grew up in a situation around a simple and humble.
Islamic sources say that Muhamnmad an illiterate. Their economic
began to improve in the new age of twenty-five years old when he married a widow resides.
However, until near the age of forty years barely visible clues
keluarbiasaannya as human beings.
Generally, the Arabs at that time did not embrace any particular religion but a pagan in the town
Mecca there is a small number of adherents-adherents of Judaism and Christianity, and it is probable
of Muhammad for the first time they heard about the existence of God
Almighty, who set up throughout nature. When he was forty years old, Muhammad
believe that God Almighty is to communicate something to him and chose to
spreader so right belief.
During the three years just to spread the religion of Muhammad is limited to close friends and
relatives. 613 when entering the new year he began performing in public. Once he was a little
by little, have a follower, ruler of Mecca looked at him as a dangerous person,
trouble maker. In the year 622, worried about his safety, Muhammad fled to Medina, the city
in the north of Mecca is 200 miles. In that city he was offered the position of considerable political power
This migration event is an important turning point for the life of the Prophet. In Mecca he was hard
obtain a small number of followers, and followers in Medina increasingly so
in a fast tempo he can get the effect that makes a holder
the real power. In the following years while the followers of Muhammad
grew like a mushroom, a spate of fighting broke out between Mektah and Medina. War
This year 630 ended with a victory on the part of Muhammad, returned to Mecca as
conquerors. The remaining two and a half years of his life he witnessed extraordinary progress in terms of
quickly the Arab tribes embraced Islam. And when Muhammad died in 632, he
was sure he was as effective ruler of the Arabian Peninsula across the south.
Bedewi tribes have a tradition passed down through generations as the soldiers are tough and brave. But,
their numbers are not a lot and always tempted to divide and confront each other with each
other. That’s why they can not outperform the soldiers of the kingdoms established in
agricultural areas in the northern hemisphere. However, Muhammad’s first person in history, thanks to
strongly urge the trust to the oneness of God, a small Arab armies were able to
perform a stunning series of conquests in human history. Next
Arab northeastern New Persian Empire of Sassanids feet wide. In northwestern Arabia stands
Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire with Constantinople as its center.
Judging from the number and size of the corner, obviously would not be able to deal with Arabs. However, in
field of battle, Arab soldiers with a burning zeal to lightning strokes
conquered Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Palestine. In 642 Egypt was taken from the grip
Byzantine Empire, and while the Persian army was beaten in a great battle
determine the Qadisiya in 637 and 642 in Nehavend year.
However, large-scale conquest – under the leadership of the Prophet’s companions Abu Bakr and his successor, and
Umar ibn al-Khattab – did not show signs stop there. In the year 711,
Arab forces had wiped out the North Africa up to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. From there
they turned north and crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and berated the Visigothic kingdom in
At first glance one should think the Muslims would chop up all the Christians of Europe.
But in the year 732, in the famous and terrible battle at Tours, one troop
Muslims who have advanced to the center of the country were beaten by France at the end of the Franks.
Even so, only within secuwil century battle, these people-imbued Bedewi
with the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, has established an empire stretching from
India border to the white sand beach of the Atlantic Ocean, a greatest empire
known to human history. And wherever conquest by Muslim forces,
always followed by a flock in. bondongnya adherents of Islam.
Apparently, not all conquest is permanent. The Persians, though
remained loyal adherents of Islam, regained its independence from Arab hands. And
in Spain, after over seven centuries of warfare finally defeated
by Christian people. Meanwhile, Mesopotamia and Egypt are two places of birth
ancient cultures, remained in Arab hands as well as the entire northern coast of Africa. Religion
Islam, of course, continue to spread from one century to another century, stepped away from the conquered areas.
Millions of followers of Islam are generally scattered in Africa, Central Asia, especially Pakistan and India
north and Indonesia. In Indonesia, the new Islamic religion is a factor
unifier. In the Indian subcontinent, almost the opposite: the new religion was a major cause
Is the influence of the Prophet Muhammad the most basic to the history of mankind?
As with other religions, Islam has an enormous influence on the
adherents. That is why the spreader-spreader all the major religions of the world can place
in this book. If measured by the number, the number of adherents of Christianity are two-fold
magnitude of the adherents of Islam, in itself a question mark arises what is the reason
placing the order higher than that of the Prophet Muhammad Prophet Jesus in the list. There are two reasons
so my main grip. First, Muhammad played a far more important role
role in the development of Islam than Jesus to the Christian Religion. Even the Prophet
Isa is responsible for the basic teachings of Christian morals and ethics (to some extent
different from Judaism), St. Petersburg. Paul is the main spreaders of Christian theology figures, figures
penyebarnya, and author of the greatest part of the Old Testament.
Instead Muhammad was not only responsible for the theology of Islam but it also
of the key points of ethics and morality. In addition he was “recording” the Scripture of the Koran,
a collection of revelations to Muhammad that he believed came directly from God. In part
of the biggest revelation was copied with great earnestness during Muhammad’s life and
then collected in a form that does not tergoyangkan shortly after he died. Al-Quran
thus closely related to the views of Muhammad and his teachings
because he relied on God’s revelation. In contrast, none of the collection is so
details of the teachings of Jesus, which still can be found in the present. Because the Al-Quran
for Muslims to some extent as important as the Bible for Christians, the influence
Muhammad Al-Quran by means teramatlah magnitude. Possible influence of
Muhammad in Islam is greater than the influence of Jesus and St. Paul Christian in the world combined
into one. Measured from the purely religious angle, it seems that the effect Muhammad Isa equivalent
in the history of humanity.
Furthermore (in contrast to Isa) Muhammad is not simply a religious leader but also
temporal leader. The fact is, as the driving force for the conquest of motion
who performed the Arabs, the influence of political leadership is in pole position
all the time.
Of various historical events, one might say it could happen without the leadership
special of a person who heads them. For example, the colonies in South America
might be able to free themselves from Spanish colonialism while Simon Bolivar had never
exist in the world. However, this example does not apply to the motion which carried out the conquest of the Arabs. No
there is a similar incident before Muhammad and there is no reason to deny that the conquest
can occur and succeed without Muhammad. The only similarity in terms of conquest in
human history in the 13th century the most basic part thanks to the influence of Genghis Khan. Conquest
This, despite the broader scope than what the Arab nations, can not be
prove the establishment, and now the only areas occupied by the Mongols
is an area equal to before the time of Genghis Khan
This clearly shows a big difference with the conquest by the Arabs.
Stretching from Iraq to Morocco, extending the chain of Arab nations united not merely
thanks to Islamic belief, but also from the Department of Arabic language, history and culture. Position
The central Al-Quran among Muslims and written in Arabic, a large
probably the reason why the Arabic language are not divided into dialects
the berantarakan. If not, probably would have happened in the century to l3. Differences and
Arab division to occur naturally in some countries, of course, and in fact did so,
but the divisions that are in parts that do not necessarily make us negligent that
their union is still tangible. However, both Iran and Indonesia are both domestic
population of both Muslims and oil, did not join in the attitude
oil embargo in the winter of 1973 to 1974. Instead of goods is not a coincidence that
all Arab countries, Arab states simply, that take the oil embargo.
Thus, we may see, which made the conquest of the Arabs in the 7th century continued
plays an important role in the history of mankind today. In terms of this I
assess the incomparable combination of religious terms and in terms of the inherent temporal
the influence of Muhammad himself, so I think Muhammad was a private in the sense
The most influential man in human history.