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Islam's Existence

Had Muhammad and his followers been completely defeated upon returning to Mecca, would Islam exist today? Explain.

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Good question!

That seems unlikely, since he had many followers in Medina and region at that time. Let's expand on this.

Muhammad was born in the year 570 in the city of Mecca, which is in southern Arabia. Most Arabs at that time were pagans, who believed in many gods. There were, however, in Mecca, a small number of Jews and Christians; where Muhammad first learned of a single, omnipotent God who ruled the entire universe. His wife was also Christian, so Islam's Abrahamic heritage originated from Mohammad's wife - Khadija. Before her conversion to Islam, Khadija incidentally ...

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This solution explores if Islam would exist today if Muhammad and his followers had been completely defeated upon returning to Mecca.