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At the time Islam was introduced into the south Asian communities they had different ways of worshiping. Additionally, they had different sets of beliefs. They initially believed in the power of the invisible spirit. The spirit belonged to the people’s ancestors and nature. Both the spirits had their own ways in which they helped the living by influencing their fortunes on earth (Felipe 422).
On the introduction of Islam, all the beliefs and the ways of the natives were assimilated to the ways of Muslims (Felipe 428). Even so, at the time of the start, the rulers and their followers were not so strict about following the ways stipulated under the Muslim religion. Islam influence was present but not categorically strong as observed in the current world. For instance, not all people bought the idea of renouncing eating pork and not all people in the community engaged in the five times prayers as stipulated by the Islam religion within a day (Felipe 431).
One great achievement in terms of influence is the fact that the Islamic religion strived to achieve an Islamic society in the south Asian communities. The people who introduced the religion made sure that they created an influence in the nature of belief that people had (Xinru 84). They introduced Allah as the God of Islam and made sure that the people of south Asian community worshiped him. People adopted the expectations of Allah, and most of them set these expectations to guide them in their daily lives. The south Asian communities developed a code that binds them with Allah as their creator (Xinru 86).
For instance, men in the south Asian community adopted the Islamic inheritance code that stipulated that they should inherit `twice as much as women (Xinru 87). They were also supposed to support their wives, daughters, and sisters. The people of south Asian communities adopted the polygamous ways of life as Islam had allowed it. The people of south Asian communities adopted the
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