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Question: What non-religious factors allowed the rise of Islam?
Apart from many other reasons, the sole reason
was the exemplary way of life and unending efforts of each Muslim to pass on
the message of Islam throughout the world.
After comparing the attitude of the Christians towards
Islam, the Muslims chose to be tolerant instead. This tolerant behavior
attracted the spread of Islam.
Question:How does the view presented here differ from your previous view of Islam?
Quite enormous. my perception on Islam was quite different. i did not know that they also reach out to people as Christians do. Their tolerance towards Christianity has shown much maturity in their religion compared to the rivalry attacks depicted by the so called "soldiers of Allah" who wreck the communnity in the bane of Islam.
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