Early Life of Islam
The history of Islam usually includes the events, people, culture, and places that have impacted the religion and its followers over the centuries. The history of Islam is also known as the Hadith. It is one of the oldest Islamic texts and chronicles the acts, actions, and works of the prophet Muhammad (SAW), his family, and companions. The history of Islam covers all aspects of his life from his birth to his death. The Hadith consists of hadith collections that were orally transmitted by Muslim chroniclers from one generation to the other.
The basic elements of the Islamic religion are believed to be derived from the original teachings of the prophet Muhammad (SAW), who lived in the seventh century. The Hadith collections comprise the acts, events, and works which were passed down from generation to generation by Muslim chroniclers. The essence of the Islamic faith as practiced by the early Muslims can be traced in the Quran, the holy Quran, and the Sunna, or the authoritative Muslim revelations received from the divine messenger Muhammad (SAW). The Quran and the Sunna form the basis of the Classical Arabic language which is used in all modern Islamic countries as their form of education.
The Hadith, which is also called the hadith, is the key source of information about the early Islamic periods. They are written Arabic documents concerning the actions, words, and speeches of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), his companions, and their followers. The Quran, which is the Islamic religious text, is the ultimate and supreme ruling authority in the lives of Muslims. This divine text, revealed by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), is referred to as the Quran. Islamic scholars discuss the differences and similarities between the Quran and the hadith, particularly the timing and number of verses in the Quran.
Islam started as a political movement in Arabia (the modern Middle East), under the leadership of Muhammed (SAW), who came from Syria. He introduced a new religion in Mecca, which was based on teachings from a book written by a Persian eulogy to the late Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It was after this book that the name Islam was first mentioned in Arabic, during the fifth century. At the time, the region under Muslim control was known as Mesopotamia. This area was ruled by the empires of Muhammed and Akbar, who were renowned for their powerful rule. Under the military control of the successors of Muhammed (SAW), who were keen on expanding the empire, the area became the center of diverse political activities in Muslim lands.
The rise of Christianity as a religion and the spread of Roman influences to the area under Muslim control led to the establishment of heretic communities in the region, which numbered more than a million people. The heretics sought shelter and assistance from the Muslims and in return, they were given privileges and immunities. These privileges included freedom of worship, pilgrimage, and education. With time, the heretics came into contact with the Christian community. Though there was unity and religious enthusiasm, but they tried to impose their traditions, and practices on the Muslims of the region.
When the Arabs came to know about the history of Islam, they adopted it and incorporated it into their schools, making many changes in the texts of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. They made additions and changes according to their own need. However, when the spread of Islam reached Europe, additions and amendments were made to the Holy Quran and other works including the hadith (narrated works). The European scholars made additions and modifications to the hadith books, which led to their version of Hadith, which is very much different from the Islamic faith.
In addition, the European invaders brought with them their culture, and in turn their customs, and their language. This is what we call Human History. This history is the main reason for writing, as we all know. This history of Islam had left a deep impact on the minds of the people who are practicing the Islamic religion. They are inspired by the great deeds of their forefathers and are eager to follow in their footsteps.
It is interesting to note that there are so many similarities between the early Islamic civilization and the European one. They both have a fair share of social policies and social traditions. They have also much or less similar political systems and structures. So, if anyone wants to live their life according to the glorious history of Islam, then the best way is to follow the path of the early Muslims, and they will find it very easy.