The Rise of Islam

Above, we the political organization of the Middle East on the eve of Islam, but also some of the incredible diversity in terms of language, ethnicity, and religion. This is the world the Prophet Muhammad was born into. Muhammad and the early Islamic community were not isolated from both the politics and the many communities of the world around them. This site is on the formation of the early Islamic community, focusing on the establishment of the umma (Muslim community), contestations in the early community, and the expansion of Islam.


The Hijras

Early Disputes

The Conquests