Past and Present Persecution: Why Non-Muslims Convert to Islam

What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world?

Early historical sources — both Muslim and non-Muslim –make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons — from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the “winning team” to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the “losing team.”

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