Thursday 16 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 30 November 2023

Was Islam spread by the sword?


Some enemies of the religion claim that Islam was spread by the sword. What is your response to that?


Praise be to Allah.

Islam was spread by proof and evidence, in the case of those who listened to the message and responded to it. And it was spread by strength and the sword in the case of those who stubbornly resisted, until they had no choice and had to submit to the new reality.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

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Source: Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 12/14