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After Mohammad was killed by arsenic poison Abu Bkr was appointed as caliph of Arabs of those tribes. Caliph means the chief of their tribe. Layer on these three who occupied that post after death of them each, were honored by Arabs as Rashidun. That means ideal Muslim!
After AbuBkr had settled as Caliph, he began to conquer lands in the region of Iraq and Syria. There he began to convert those non-Arabs to Islam. That was not difficult because those people were actually wanted to convert to Islam of Mohammad. They were Araemean, Assyrian, Sudanese, other communities from that place. In addition to that, Arabs made laws by them to do business in Damascus and other cities the license is given only to one who is Muslim. Because of this law trader, communities from nearby countries such as India, Afghanistan and China had to show that they are Muslims. By that law many were easily converted to that newly founded Arab religion.
Honest followers of Mohammad did not like this gimmick of AbuBkr. They challenged that law and other conversions to Islam of non-Arabs to Islam. There were repeated protests of those honest Companions of Mohammad and there were frequent frictions between Arab Companions of Mohammad and armed forces of AbuBkr. There are records shows that as many as eight hundred honest companions were killed by forces of AbuBkr in many battles those took place in protest oif this conversion by AbuBkr against the dictates of Prophet. Finally, this agent of Satan who was posing as Rashidun had to come to terms of popular opinion that Islam is only for Arab. There was understanding that Islam will not be spread as religion out of Arab community. However, as we now Satan is a brain to reckon with, AbuBkr devised other excuse to convert people to Islam. In that he used Arab mentality of having slaves for doing there work. This practice is very old amongst Arab tribes. By Arab law, a slave must do whatever their master does. Therefore, Slave of an Arab has to imitate whatever his master does. He is Muslim or not! In that practice the slave has to wear a cap called skullcap he has to wear. By that cap an Arab will know where are his slaves. Today we see many Muslims wearing such caps of varied designs particularly when they are performing Namaz. However, they most think that that cap is cap of Islam! If that was so why no Arab wears such cap?
This trick worked well and AbuBkr could successfully dislodge rule given by the prophet conveniently. No Companion of Mohammed could complain against conversion to Islam because that was not conversion to Islam but conversion to Arab Slavery.
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