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What made the arabs so successful 1025 years ago?

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The Arabs had conquered vast areas of land. Syria, Iraq (Persia), Egypt, China, India in fact a lot of the middle east had been conquered by the Arabs by the time * Muhammad died. But how did the Arabs become so successful? What made them what they were? What actually made the Arabs so successful? In a source, a modern historian quotes that the Arabs made good use of their experience of desert warfare. 'They were mounted on camels-their opponent on horses. After attack they could therefore retreat back into the safety of the desert.' There are many reasons the Arabs could have used the camel instead of the normal horse. Camels were a great help to the Arabs. ...read more.

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In Emesa (Syria) the Jews and Christians and sided with the Muslims. In Spain, the Jewish communities rose and revolted against their rulers. This might have happened because the Arabs were now organized and co-operated with the aim to spread Islam. What appealed to the people, the poor in particular was that all people were equal before Allah. That appealed to the poor especially as the poor people at that time were probably mostly slaves. The neighbouring Byzantine and Persian Empire were fighting since 6O3 to 6O9. That meant they both would have lost booty, good soldiers and equipment so by the time the Islamic Empire decided to conquer them the two Empires were exhausted of war. ...read more.

Conclusion

He made it easy to learn maybe because there were many illiterates and they wouldn't understand complex things. A Source quotes Abu Bakr's rules. 'Do not betray or steal any of the booty. Do not practice treachery or mutilation. Do not kill a young child, old man or a woman.' It shows that the Arabs purpose was not to cause destruction or kill people but was purely to spread Islam. That was what made them so successful the fact that their aim was purely for spreading Islam and nothing else. They used the money from the lands they conquered to pay for their armies causing more people to join the army and making them stronger then ever. A modern Muslim says he is happy and proud about the spread of Islam. Those two sentences are a result of the Arabs success over 1O25 years ago. ...read more.

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