- May 2011
- Rural Australia
Muhhamad dies 632 CE. What is the first mention of Mecca in the ancient sources? What is the date of the first coin bearing the genius of name of Muhammad? [685/686 CE]. Who issued this coin? Did Islam give birth to the Arab Empire or did the Arab Empire give birth to Islam? Some historians believe that Islam appears with the dynastic rulers after the death of Muhammad.Since Muhammad is the founder of Islam and was entirely responsible for advancing Islam and Constantine is not the founder of Christianity and his degree of advancing Christianity is debated, there is a bit of ambiguity in the assertion from your post #248. IOW, arguably, equivalency distortion or an overgeneralization / too broad of an assertion.
In any event my assertion was that - like Sassanid Persian Zoroastrianism, and Roman Christianity - Islam was implemented in the Arabian empire by the military rulers of that empire, and at a time which coincided with the zenith of their military power.