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Can anyone tell me about the origin of Islam in India how it come to Indian subcontinent and how it spread and what where the factors behind its spead in Indian subcontinents

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Asked by Satya Pandey, 17 Sep '10 10:31 am
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Contrary to popular belief, Islam came to South Asia prior to Muslim invasions of India. Islamic influence first came to be felt in the early 7th century with the advent of Arab traders. Trade relations between Arabia and the subcontinent are very ancient. Arab traders used to visit the Malabar region, which was a link between them and ports of South East Asia, to trade even before Islam had been established in Arabia. According to Historians Elliot and Dowson in their book The History of India as told by its own Historians, the first ship bearing Muslim travelers was seen on the Indian coast as early as 630 AD. H.G. Rawlinson, in his book: Ancient and Medieval History of India[21] claims the first Arab Muslims settled on the Indian coast in the last part of the 7th century AD. Shaykh Zainuddin Makhdums Tuhfat al-Mujahidin also is a reliable work.[22] This fact is corroborated, by J. Sturrock in his South Kanara and Madras Districts Manuals,[23] and also by Haridas Bhattacharya in Cult ...more
Answered by radha kashyap, 17 Sep '10 10:33 am

 
  
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