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It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force.
Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. Freedom of religion is ordained in the Quran itself:

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. (Quran 2:256) com plz ?

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Asked by azamkhan, 18 Oct '13 10:40 pm
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Yes you are right Islam is a secular religion. If forcibile conversions would have taken place then during the Mughal Rule in India during Medevial times, then the majority population in India would have been Muslims, who are still a minority in India.
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 18 Oct '13 11:28 pm

 
  
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The noted historian De Lacy OLeary wrote:[1] History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.

The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book Heroes and Hero worship, refers to this misconception about the spread of Islam: The sword indeed, but where will you get your sword? Every new opinion, at its starting is precisely in a minority of one; in one mans head alone. There it dwells as yet. One man alone of the whole world believes it, there is one man against all men. That he takes a sword and tries to propagate with that will do little for him. You must get your sword! On the whole, a thing will propagate itself as it can.

If Islam was spread by the sword, it was the sword of intellect and convincing arguments. It is this sword that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Q ...more
Source: (Quran 16:125)
Answered by z, 18 Oct '13 10:43 pm

 
  
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Sk knows all that!!
Answered by sanjay karmakar, 18 Oct '13 10:42 pm

 
  
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It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force.

The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent force of truth, reason and logic that was responsible for the rapid spread of Islam.

Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. Freedom of religion is ordained in the Quran itself:

"There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong."

The noted historian De Lacy O'Leary wrote:[1] "History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated."

The famous historian, Thomas Carlyle, in his book Heroes and Hero worship, refers to this misconception ...more
Source: (Quran 2:256)
Answered by anil garg, 20 Oct '13 12:47 am

 
  
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Right u r
Answered by iqbal seth, 19 Oct '13 08:40 am

 
  
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Fir yahan ye batane ki kya zarurat thi.
Answered by Avantika, 19 Oct '13 07:53 am

 
  
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Not man .but history will tell everything.
Answered by Panneer Selvam, 18 Oct '13 11:13 pm

 
  
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