CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. The Precursors of Islam 3. The Prophet Muhammad 4. Fragmentation and Florescence 5. Migration and Renewal (1041/1405) 6. Consolidation and Expansion (1405-1683) 7. Reform, Dependency Recovery 8. Islamist Groups in India 9. Unity and Diversity in Islam 10. Present Status of Islam 11. Chronology of Islamic History
In this book, you will learn why Arabia was such fertile ground for the emergence of a new faith. In its pre-historical period (3000 BCE-500 CE), the dry Arabian Peninsula, most of which was unfavourable for settled agriculture, derived great wealth from its prime location at an important trade crossroads; caravans crisscrossed the desert bringing foods from China, India and Africa in the East to trade as far as Spain in the west. For hundreds of years. Arabia’s residents served as middlemen in this trade; thus, although agricultural opportunity may have been limited, commercial opportunity was almost limitless.