History of Islam
The historical evaluation, in my view, were more unbiased in those days but adequately full to give the person who reads an adequate description of the chronological factors most important up to the rise and expansion of Islam,
My first orientation regarding the increase of Islam is from a chronological work published in 1901. 1 have intentionally chosen this historical assessment from such an early date for the reason that it provides fewer expressively based accounts of the circumstances in Middle East times gone by since the Balfour announcement in 1917 allowing Jews to reconcile in Palestine. The historical evaluation, in my view, were more unbiased in those days but adequately full to give the person who reads an adequate description of the chronological factors most important up to the rise and expansion of Islam. The main orientation is Sixty Centuries of Human Progress available in New York and Chicago . The frontispiece states the contents were evaluation, verified, and sanctioned by the professors of times gone by in five American universities by Moses Coit Tyler, A.M., L.H.D., professor of American History in Cornell University . Some top writers contributed to the series of 12 volumes including President Theodore Roosevelt. It provides a motivating view of the subject.
"The Arabs suppose that Mecca was originated by Adam, and that its place of worship, the Kaaba, was built by Abraham. They attribute the early prosperity of the city to Ishmael, who recognized his dwelling there, for the reason that, as the Arabian traditions emphasize, the brackish well of Zemzem was the one to which the angel heading for Hagar. Mecca must have been a very antique city, if, as the observer believe, it was the Mesha mentioned by Moses as inhabited by Joktan's posterity. Medina — called Yatreb before the manifestation of Mohammed — possesses more accepted advantages than Mecca ; but it is not positioned so opportunely for traffic. The people of Medina seem until the end of time to have been jealous of the supremacy claimed by the Meccans, and this was in all probability the reason why they espouse the cause of Mohammed when he was banished by their rival."
"There was a large Jewish colony in the Yemen in pre-Islam times, and they maintain an organized collective subsistence for centuries in anticipation of they were brought to Palestine a few years ago. These Yemenite Jews without doubt go back to the fourth century A.D., and at one time the decision king had become a Jew. Two (Jewish) descendants of these citizens do exercises a philosophical influence on Muslim institution. At the dawn of Islam the Jews under enemy control the financial life (of the region) they under arrest all the best terra firma in the oases of Taima, Fadak, and Wadi-l-Qura; at Medina they must have fashioned at least half the population."