Rapid Growth of the Islamic Empire

Historical account of how Islam trasnformed and united Arab society between 600 and 700 AD.

Several factors came together to trigger rapid growth of the Islamic empire in the hundred years between 600 and 700 AD. Foremost, the religious ideals of Islam transformed the Arab world from a fragmented society to a united power with resources and strength to conquer its enemies. This paper traces how the founding of the Islamic religion transformed Arab society and why and how the Arabs were able to conquer such a vast region so quickly.