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Start of Islam

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in History | Comments Off on Start of Islam

Taken from: What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur’an -A History of Islam & the United States By William J. Federer  In 610 AD, at age 40, Mohammed tried to convert those who came to worship Mecca’s 360 different pagan gods. Mohammed’s “faith” was a mashup of various pieces of the Pagan, Jewish, Zoroastrian and heretical Christian (Arian) religions. In 622 AD, after accumulating only about 150 followers, he was kicked out of Mecca and headed North to Medina. During his time in Mecca he wrote the initial part of the Quran referred to as the Meccan suras (verses). These suras are considered the “weak” verses and are respectful of Christians and Jews-“people of the Book,”even instructing followers to pray toward the Jewish Temple site in Jerusalem as Solomon did when he dedicated the Temple (1 Kings 8:26-49, 2 Chron....

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