The Arab Islamic World

There was a time when Muslims, led by the Arabs, Persians and Turks had a mighty empire that spread over vast areas of Asia, Africa & Europe. This empire, that was inspired by the Islamic faith, came to an end early in the twentieth century. The aftermath of its downfall had a drastic impact on the Muslim world, particularly the Arabs. Were Muslims themselves to be blamed for its failure, or was it their Islamic faith that could not deliver its promises ?

The Islamic world history can be divided into five periods:

This is a summary of what has happened to the  Arab and Islamic communities for the last 1400 years. 

Full details are in my book  'Islam under the microscope of the Free Mind' .

1- Mohamed period

(601-632)

Mohamed was a genius of his time who managed to get the right ingredients he needed to spearhead the establishment of his empire. 

His incentives, or Allah’s guaranteed rewards, were very effective to work miracles on his followers... 

2- The four caliphs 

period (632-661)

The four direct successors of Mohamed (The Caliphs - Abu Baker, Omar, Uthman and Ali), reigned from 632 to 661 CE and were truly inspired by Mohamed’s teachings and his incentives. They had everything lined up for them to expand the Islamic empire in a short time.....

3- The dynasties 

period (661-1517)

For about nine centuries, ten Arab and Muslim dynasties ruled vast Areas of Asia , North Africa and Iberian peninsula. The rulers of these dynasties tried all possible means to spread Islam and implement the Sharia law but they all eventually failed...

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4- The Ottoman ruling 

period

(1517-1918)

Early tenth century, the Turkic (Oghuz) people started to convert to Islam when one of their clan (the Seljuq). By the late thirteenth century, the Seljuk Turks controlled most of the Middle East and parts of the Anatolian Peninsula.

5- The 20th and 21st centuries period 

(1918 till present ) 

After the fall of the Ottoman empire and the trial run failure of King Faisal I to be the new leader of the Islamic world in 1916, Muslims appeared to have failed to find a supreme figure or dynasty that could, once more, take the lead and pursue the ...