Islam, a challenge to faith; studies on the Mohammedan religion and the needs and opportunities of the Mohammedan world from the standpoint of Christian missions . m gird the sword and fight and die for the newreligion! It swept across Syria, Egypt, Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers,Morocco, like the desert simoon—swift, fierce, impetuousirresistible, destructive—only to be curbed and cooled bythe waves of the Atlantic. History tells of Akba, one oftheir leaders, that he rode his horse far out into the surf,and cried: Great God! if I were not stopped by thisraging sea, I would go on to the nations of th

Islam, a challenge to faith; studies on the Mohammedan religion and the needs and opportunities of the Mohammedan world from the standpoint of Christian missions . m gird the sword and fight and die for the newreligion! It swept across Syria, Egypt, Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers,Morocco, like the desert simoon—swift, fierce, impetuousirresistible, destructive—only to be curbed and cooled bythe waves of the Atlantic. History tells of Akba, one oftheir leaders, that he rode his horse far out into the surf,and cried: Great God! if I were not stopped by thisraging sea, I would go on to the nations of th Stock Photo
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Islam, a challenge to faith; studies on the Mohammedan religion and the needs and opportunities of the Mohammedan world from the standpoint of Christian missions . m gird the sword and fight and die for the newreligion! It swept across Syria, Egypt, Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers, Morocco, like the desert simoon—swift, fierce, impetuousirresistible, destructive—only to be curbed and cooled bythe waves of the Atlantic. History tells of Akba, one oftheir leaders, that he rode his horse far out into the surf, and cried: Great God! if I were not stopped by thisraging sea, I would go on to the nations of the West, preaching the unity of Thy name and putting to thesword those who would not submit.- Tarik, finding nolands to the west, crossed over the straits into Spain, and named its promontory Jebel Tarik (the mountain ofTarik), Gibraltar—an everlasting monument to his mis-sionary zeal. Three Periods of Conquest.—The spread of Islam maybe chronologically divided into three periods, and thedates when Islam entered the lands where it is now pre- ^Thomas Carlyle, in Heroes and Hero Worship, The Hero as Prophet.^Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.. THE SPREAD OF ISLAM 57 dominant fall into three groups. Like Christianity, wemay say Islam has had its apostolic, medieval and mod-ern missions. The first period is from the death of Mo-hammed, 632 A. D. to 800 A. D.; a later period, underthe Ottomans and Moguls, 1280 A. D. to 1480 A. D.;and lastly the modern spread of Islam, from 1780 A. D.and on, through the Wahabi revival and the Derwishmovements in Africa. During the first period, the days of the early caliphs, fire and sword carried Islam triumphant throughout allArabia, Syria, Persia, Egypt, North Africa, and, bymore peaceful means, as far as Canton and WesternChina. All these regions had received the faith, and ithad become deeply rooted before the year 1000 A. D., while Christianity was put under tribute and oppression, as in Asia Minor and Egypt, or entirely swept awa

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