The Spread of Islam Around the World

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Islam is the religion of peace. The message of Islam has reached every corner of the world with the message of peace. Today we will know in which country Islam reached in which period.

Islam arrived in Azerbaijan during the reign of the second Caliph Omar (RA) under the leadership of Utba bin Farqad Al-Salami. He introduced Islam by conquering Tabriz, the main city of Azerbaijan.

Islam reached Algeria through the conquest led by the Uqba Ibn Nafi.

In the first century, Islam entered Albania through various traders.

In 1895, when Portuguese pirates attacked and occupied Mombasa and Zanzibar, Islam came to Burundi, and the country’s Muslims settled as refugees in Burundi.

Since 757, Muslims have moved to the UK. The reign of King Offa of Mercia (757-796) was a Muslim reign.

Through Oli-Aulia (Muslim Saints), and Arab merchants, Islam has spread in Bangladesh.

The first arrival of Islam in China was through the Companions Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (RA) and his travelling companions.

Ethiopia in Africa (ancient name The Kingdom of Abyssinia)- Islam arrived in 610 AD in the era of the beloved Prophet (PBUH). A small group led by the famous Uthman ibn Affan reached Islam in Abyssinia.

In 711 AD, the Muslim general Tariq ibn Ziyad defeated Emperor Roderick and conquered Spain. Through him, Islam reached Spain.

Islam reached France in 732 and quickly spread to cities such as Arles, Narbonne, and Marseille.

Islam came to Fiji through some Indian Muslim peasants.

The first Muslims to arrive in Ghana were from India and Africa in the early 1900s.

Islam reached Ivory Coast in the seventh century.

In Indonesia in the 1200s, some saints arrived by boat with Arab merchants. Islam reached there through them.

Islam reached Tehran and Neyshabur in Iran during the reign of Omar (RA).

Islam reached Iraq through the conquest of the second caliph of Islam, Omar (RA), under the leadership of Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (RA).

Islam was first introduced in Japan in 1891.

Islam arrived in Kosovo in the 14th century.

The advent of Islam in Morocco took place during the reign of Muawiyah(683 AD) under the leadership of Uqba ibn Nafi.

Islam first reached Myanmar in 650 through a group of Arab and Yemeni merchants.

Islam arrived in Macedonia, Yugoslavia, in 1381 through the Turkish army.

Esup Musa, a Muslim from Gujarat, India, first went to New Zealand in 1910 in search of a livelihood. From then on, the Islamic society was formed there.

Islam arrived in the Philippines in the early 1300s and Poland in the middle of the 1300s.

Many Muslims from Bengal and Arabia settled in Panama in Latin America during the construction of the Panama Canal in the late 19th century. Islam reached there through them.

Islam reached South Africa in 1693 through Sheikh Yusuf.

Islam arrived in Damascus and Hims, Syria, through the conquests led by the Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah and Khalid ibn al-Walid during the reign of the second Caliph of Islam, Omar (RA).

Islam reached Switzerland in 911. The history of Islam shows that when the Muslims controlled France and Italy, they set foot in Switzerland.

Islam reached Tunisia during the reign of Muawiyah(683 AD) under the leadership of Uqba ibn Nafi.

Islam first entered the African state of Tanzania in the 18th century through Arab traders. Arab traders then settled there permanently.

Islam reached the entire region of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the 2nd century.

In 1884, Islam came to Uganda.

In the 8th century, Islam was brought to modern Uzbek ancestors.

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