The Spread of Islam

This timeline shows the history of Islam, and then the expansion of it through historical events. Further into the timeline, the spread of Islam reaches the Americas, but the light isn't as positive as the one that lead to the expansion of a faith, culture and beliefs.

The Migration

Hijra - Muhammad and followers flee to Medina.

Beginning of Islam

Birth of Prophet Muhammad. "Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God for mankind."

Muhammad's Vision

Muhammad receives first vision in a cave near Mecca.

Spread of the Word

Muhammad preaches in Mecca from 610 CE to 622 CE.

Mecca As We Know It

"Muslims capture Mecca. Ka'ba is cleansed, pilgrimage rites are Islamicized, tribes of Arabia vow allegiance to Muhammad."

Muhammad's Death

Death of Muhammad. Abu Bakr chosen as caliph.

The Crescent

Muslim armies take the Fertile Crescent (Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia), North African coast, parts of Persian and Byzantine Empires.

Record of Quran

Caliph Uthman has the Qur'an written down.

The Murders of Uthman and Ali

The murder of Caliph Uthman in 656 CE, and the murder of the fourth caliph is murdered in 661 CE.

Shi'at Ali

"Death of Husayn marks beginning of the Shi'at Ali ("party of Ali") or Shi'a sect."

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