TENSION AND STRUGGLE IN FAMILIES AND TRIBES OVER ACCEPTANCE OF ISLAM
Islam appeared in the Arabian Peninsula with that weak and inferior culture and beliefs and nobody even the most pessimistic individuals did possibly imagine that the great prophet of Islam (may Allah bestow him and his sacred progeny the best of His regards) can create wonderful changes in the cultural, social and ideological trends of the people in that territory. That is because it can be discerned in an observation of the ignorant Arabs’ life that ethnical bigotry and enthusiasm is replaced for ethical values but changes in the ideological and social areas are witnessed in the course of time through the people’s gradually increasing belief in the Islam’s instructions; the penetration of the Holy Quran into the wronged individuals of that territory lit the light of hope and deliverance in the hearts of the people of Arabian Peninsula in such a way that huge changes were brought about in a short period of time. The first believers in the great prophet of Islam (may Allah bestow him and his sacred progeny the best of His regards) were the individuals who were tortured and annoyed and treated insolently and accused and chained as in any other revolution. However, they stepped on this path and welcomed danger with iron volitions, robust determination and solid faith. The present study tries finding an answer to the question as to how the great prophet of Islam (may Allah bestow him and his sacred progeny the best of His regards) could bring about such a huge change in a short period of time and with those limited facilities in that territory in such a way that a society completely different from what it was before could come about and the light of Islam could infiltrate into the hearts of that territory’s people and the families became doubtful of their past beliefs for as it is observed in some of the families, the sons were standing in the queue of Islam and the fathers were standing in the opposite line while believing in their ancestors’ religion or vice versa. Using a statistical approach, the present article tries to present a picture of the preliminary Muslims and the quality of their submission to Islam as well as their ideological discrepancies through offering proofs and documents.