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History of Jihad and the Growth of Islam

An archaeological research carried out beneath the Mediterranean Sea and on land, together with a database of ancient documents recently discovered, enables us to track history and economies. This database and archaeological research reveals 548 battles that were fought for Islam (Dr Bill Warner,

Islam entered the world through the Byzantine Empire (the Eastern side of the Roman Empire). The Byzantine Empire constituted North Africa and Middle East. Classical civilization of the Greeks and Romans was annihilated and replaced by Islamic civilization.

History of Jihad

In the first 13 years of Islam, Muhammed attempted to get converts through dialogue but could convert only 150 people. He then resolved to Jihad. Through Jihad, 300000 people were converted within the space of 25years. Ever since then, Jihad has been the only means of spreading Islam. The constant violence in Islam is because of the doctrine of Jihad. Muhammed started and commanded Jihad. The doctrine of Jihad is found in all Islam Manuals:

Jihad statistics
Jihad statistics
History of Jihad
7th CenturyDestruction of Jazima tribe by Khalid
Khalid at Battle of Olayis, Iraq
Khalid rapes – Khalid beheaded a captain of the Persian-Zoroastrian tribe and raped his wife in the pool of his blood
Umar’s conquest of Jerusalem made Jews and Christians dhimmis
8th CenturyAttack on Sind – 26000 Hindus
Armenian Nobles burned
Ephesus- 7000 Greeks enslaved
9th CenturyAll new churches destroyed
Amorium massive enslavement
Egyptian Christians revolt over Jizyah (dhimmi tax)
10th CenturyThessalonica – 22000 enslaved
Seville – Christians massacred
30000 churches destroyed in Egypt and Syria
11th Century6000 Jews in Morroco killed
Hundreds of Jews on Gordoba killed
4000 Jews in Grenada killed
Georgia and Armenia invaded
Hindustan, 15000 killed, 500000 enslaved
12th CenturyYemen- Jews must convert or die
Christians of Grenada deported to Morroco
India – many cities destroyed under the order of “convert or die”, 20000 enslaved in one town
13th CenturyIndia – 50000 Hindus freed due to conversion
20-year campaign created 400000 new Muslims out of Hindus
Buddhist monks butchered, nuns raped
Damascus and Safed – Christians massacred
Jews of Marrakesh massacred
14th CenturyCairo riots, churches burned
Jews of Tabriz forced to convert
India – Tamerlane kills 90000 people in 1day
India – 30000 killed in cold blood
Tughlag took 180000 Hindu slaves
15th CenturyIndia – Tamerlane destroys 700 villages in India
Tamerlane annihilated Nestorian and Jacobite Christians
After 700 years of attack, Islam captures Constantinople
17th CenturyJews of Yemen and Persia forced to convert
Forced conversion of Greek Christians
Persia – Zoroastrian persecution
600000 Hindus killed by Akbar
18th CenturyZoroastrian Persecution intensified
Jews of Jedda expelled
Jews of Morroco killed
Hindu persecution continues
19th CenturyForced conversion of Jews in Iran
Jews of Baghdad killed
250000 of Armenian Christians killed in Turkey
Zoroastrians annihilated in Iran
20th CenturyOver 1million of Turkish Armenian Christians
Baghdad Golden ageChristians and Jews were dhimmis
Islam destroys 90% of books – if a book did not support Islam doctrine, it was burned. Most ancient knowledge got lost.
Christian women were sex-slaved
Christians did all the vaunted translations of books from Greek and Latin

The Islam world came about from relentless brutal persecution of anyone who was not a Muslim. There is a database of 19000 Jihad attacks since the 9/11/2001 attack in the US. Islam is bad for both Kafis and Muslims. The Kafis includes all those who are not Muslims (The Jews, the Buddhist in Thailand, the Hindus in India, the Christians, the Secularist -Europe).

Number of deaths from jihad war
Number of deaths from jihad war

This list excludes the number of Muslim victims

jihad war statistics
jihad war

The Origin and Growth of Islam

According to Islamic tradition, the “angel Gabriel” appeared to the “Prophet” Muhammed when he was 40 years of age for over a period of 20 years, revealing to him many messages from “God”. In his forties, he began to retire to meditate in a cave on Mount Hira, just outside Mecca.  One day, as he was sitting in the cave, he heard a voice, later identified as that of the “Angel Gabriel”, which ordered him to:

“Recite: In the name of thy Lord who created, Created man from a clot of blood.” (Quran 96:1-2)

The “Prophet” Muhammed dedicated the remainder of his life to spreading a message he had received from the “angel Gabriel”. In 622AD, he fled from north to the city of Medina to escape growing persecution. This event marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Eight years later, Muhammad returned to Mecca with an army and conquered the city for Islam.

Muhammed led the first battle for Islam and it took place near Badr, now a small town southwest of Medina. The Muslim forces routed the Meccans. A year later the Meccans struck back. Assembling an army of three thousand men, they met the Muslims at Uhud, a ridge outside Medina. After initial successes, the Muslims were driven back and the prophet himself was wounded. Two years later, the Muslims gathered an army of ten thousand, attacked Medina again but with quite different results. In this battle (known as Battle of the Trench or the Battle of the Confederates), the Muslims scored a signal victory. Thereafter Medina was entirely in the hands of the Muslims.

The clans that accepted Muhammed as the Prophet of “God” form an alliance, the constitution of Medina. The constitution defined the political status of the Muslim Community and the role of non-Muslims in the community. Muhammad also made a series of alliances among the tribes that, by 628AD, he and fifteen hundred followers could demand access to the Kaaba.

The Muslim community was faced with the problem of succession after the death of Muhammad. Abu Bakr succeeded Muhammed. Abu Bakr swiftly disciplined those who attempted to revolt against Islam. Later, he consolidated the support of the tribes within the Arabian Peninsula and subsequently funneled their energies against the powerful empires of the East: the Sassanians in Persia (today’s Iran) and the Byzantines in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt.

The second caliph, Umar, appointed by Abu Bakr, extended Islam’s temporal rule over Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Persia. Within four years after the death of the prophet, the Muslim state had extended its sway over all of Syria and had, at a famous battle fought during a sandstorm near the River Yarmuk, blunted the power of the Byzantines. Umar, who served as caliph for ten years, ended his rule with a significant victory over the Persian Empire. The struggle with the Sassanid realm had opened in 636AD at al-Qadisiyah, near Ctesiphon in Iraq. With the Battle of Nihavand, called the “Conquest of Conquests,” Umar sealed the fate of Persia; henceforth it was to be one of the most important provinces in the Muslim Empire (A Brief History of Islam (part 4 of 5): The Caliphate of Abu Bakr and Umar).

Today, Muslims are of two main denominations: Sunni (75–90%) or Shia (10–20%). About 13% of Muslims live in Indonesia, the largest Muslim majority country, 25% in South Asia, 20% in the Middle East, and 15% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sizable Muslim communities are also found in Europe, China, Russia, and the Americas. Converts and immigrant communities are found in almost every part of the world, with about 1.62 billion followers or 23% of the global population.

Today, Islam is the second largest religion by number of adherents and, according to many sources, the fastest growing major religion in the world.

Life of Muhammed, the Prophet of Islam

Muhammed was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca, a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabia. His father died before his birth and his mother died when he was six years old. As an orphan, he was taken care of by his grandfather. When his grandfather passed away, he was taken custody by his Uncle, Abu Talib.

About the year 590AD, when Muhammad was in his twenties, be began to trade caravans under the service of a merchant widow named Khadijah. He later married her and had two sons and four daughters. Only one daughter, Fatimid survived. He was raised illiterate, unable to read or write, and remained so till his death.

As written in Islam Muhammed and the Quran (Muhammed’s wives);

Muhammed had fourteen wives in addition to many concubines. Not one of them was mentioned in the Quran by name, for Islam has no regard for women. They were, however, mentioned in Muhammad’s biography written by Ibn Hesham. His last wife was called Aisha. She was betrothed to him at the age of six and when she was nine, married and consummated the marriage. He also married his daughter in law, called Zainab, the daughter of Gahsh and wife of his adopted son.

According to the Qur’an, “God” forbade anyone to marry the wives of Muhammad after he died, because of their respect and honor for him (Quran33:53).

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Dr Bill Warner. n.p. Web. 30 Dec 2015

“Islam”. 1 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia Mobile. Web. 31 May 2015.

“Islam”. 2 Religion Facts. n.p. Web. 28 May 2015.

Nawwab Ismail; Speers Peter; Hoye Paul. “A Brief History of Islam (part 1 of 5): The Prophet of Islam” 14 Apr 2014. n.p. Web. 2 June 2015

“Islam Muhammad And the Quran”. The spirit of Islam. Web. 4 June 2015.


I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am very passionate about God and His Kingdom. I believe in stern obedience to the words of Christ. I love the truth. I will rather pursue bitter truth than settle for a sweet lie.

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