The Rise of Islam by Toney Allman

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All historians agree, however, that in one corner sat the Black Stone, which Muslim tradition says is a meteorite that dates to the time of Adam and Eve. It was a sacred stone, even in pre-Islamic times, but later both the Black Stone and the Kaaba itself would be dedicated to Islam and God. merchants who had sent goods for trade. Arguments about the amount of profit due each of several merchants were frequent. Suspicions that caravan leaders kept unreported profits for themselves were common. The honest caravan leader knew how to establish confidence in his dealings and negotiate a fair percentage of the profits for everyone.

44 Muhammad had endured all the persecutions peacefully, but during this time, God gave him the revelation known as the Pledge of War. The verses say: Permission is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged, and God is indeed able to give them victory; those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said—Our Lord is God! 26 In Medina In 622 CE Muhammad, along with Abu Bakr and their families, left Mecca, ready to fight for their religion and God if need be.

Some say there were only the horns of a ram; others insist there were idols for every tribe in Arabia. All historians agree, however, that in one corner sat the Black Stone, which Muslim tradition says is a meteorite that dates to the time of Adam and Eve. It was a sacred stone, even in pre-Islamic times, but later both the Black Stone and the Kaaba itself would be dedicated to Islam and God. merchants who had sent goods for trade. Arguments about the amount of profit due each of several merchants were frequent.

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