The preaching of Islam 1913 by Sir. Thomas Walker Arnold Free PDF eBook history of the propagation of the Muslim faith

The preaching of Islam 1913 by Sir. Thomas Walker Arnold: a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith

The preaching of Islam 1913


A missionary religion
defined. Islam a missionary religion; its extent. The Qur'an enjoins preaching and persuasion and forbids violence and force in the conversion of unbelievers. The present work history of missions,

Muhammad the type of Muslim missionary. An account of his early efforts at propagating Islam, and of the conversions made in Mecca before the Hijrah. Persecution of the converts, and migration to Medina. Condition of the Muslims in Medina


The Arab conquests and expansion of the Arab race after the death of Muhammad. Conversion of Christian Bedouins. Causes of the early successes of the Muslims. Toleration extended to those who remained Christian. — The settled population of the towns: failure of Heraclius's attempt to reconcile the contend- ing Christian sects. The Arab conquest of Syria and Palestine: their toleration: the Ordinance of 'Umar: jizyah paid in return for protection and in lieu of military service. Condition of the Christians under Muslim rule: they occupy high posts, build new churches: revival in the Nestorian Church. Causes of their conversion to Islam: revolt against Byzantine ecclesiasticism: influence of rationalistic thought: the imposing character of Muslim civilization. Persecutions suffered by the Christians. Proselytizing efforts. Details of conversion to Islam. — An account of conversions from among the Crusaders. — The Armenian and Georgian Churches


conquered by the Arabs, who are welcomed by the Copts as their devourers from Byzantine rule. Condition of the Copts under the Muslims. Corruption and negligence of the clergy lead to conversions to Islam. — Nubia: relations with Muhammadan powers: gradual decay of the Christian faith. — Abyssinia: the Arabs on the sea-board: missionary efforts in the fourteenth century: invasion of Ahmad Grafi: conversions to Islam: progress of Islam in recent years. — Northern Africa: the extent of Christianity in North Africa in the seventh century: the Christians are said to have been forcibly converted: reasons for thinking that this statement is not true: toleration enjoyed by the Christians: the gradual disappearance of the Christian Church 102

Islam in Spain

Christianity in Spain before the Muslim conquest: the miserable condition of the Jews and the slaves. Early converts to Islam. Corruption of the clergy. Toleration of the Arabs, and the influence of their civilization on the Christians, who study Arabic and adopt Arab dress and manners. Causes of conversion to Islam. The voluntary martyrs of Cordova. The extent of the conversions 131

Islam in Europe
Relations of the Turks to their Christian subjects during the first two centuries of their rule: toleration extended to the Greek Church by Muhammad II: the benefits of Ottoman rule: its disadvantages, the tribute-children, the capitation-tax, tyranny of individuals. Forced conversion rare. Proselytizing efforts made by the Turks. Circumstances that favored the spread of Islam: the degraded condition of the Greek Church: failure of the attempt to Protestantism the Greek Church: oppression of the Greek clergy: moral superiority of the Ottomans: the imposing character of their conquests. Conversion of Christian slaves. — Islam in Albania, conquest of the country, independent character of its people, gradual decay of the Christian faith, and its causes ; — in Servia, alliance of the Servians with the Turks, conversions mainly from among the nobles except in Old Servia ;— in Montenegro ; — in Bosnia, the Bogomiles, points of similarity between the Bogomilian heresy and the Muslim creed, conversion to Islam ; — in Crete, conversion in the ninth century, oppression of the Venetian rule, conquered by the Turks, conversions to Islam 145

Islam in Persia and Central Asia
The religious condition of Persia at the time of the Arab conquest. Islam welcomed by many sections of the population. Points of similarity between the older faiths and Islam. Toleration. Conversions to Islam. The Isma'ilians

Islam in Mongol and Tartar
An account of the Mongol conquests. Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam in rivalry for the allegiance of the Mongols. Their original religion, Shamanism, described. Spread of Buddhism, Christianity, and of Islam respectively among the Mongols. Difficulties that stood in the way of Islam. Cruel treatment of the Muslims by some Mongol rulers. Early converts to Islam. Baraka Khan, the first Mongol prince converted. Conversion of the Ilkhans. Conversion of the Chagjiatay Mongols. History of Islam under the Golden Horde: Uzbek Khan: failure of attempts to convert the Russians. Spread of Islam in modern times in the Russian Empire. The conversion of the Tatars of Siberia 218

and also Islam in China and Africa

Author:  Thomas Walker Arnold
Publication Date: 1913

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