west as the Islamic religion today is actually more than a religion, but rather an explanation and an alternative to the centuries of confusion of idolatry and paganism in the Arabian world, which unified a system of diverse beliefs and practices into a single religious perspective (Aslan, 6). The traditional Arabian paganism had many gods but all of them were supplicating to al-ilah, which then became the Allah of the Islam religion, to mean the creator.
The other origin source of Islam religion was a counter-ideology to replace capitalism that was fast replacing the traditional Arabic values of collectivism, after the nomadic lives of the Arabs had quickly transformed into rampant and ruthless capitalism (Armstrong, 71). On the other hand, Islamic religion traces its origin back to the instability of the only dominant religion by then, Christianity. Christianity was characterized by struggles and wrangles amongst the rival camps and even worse, by a streak of persecutions that created a vacuum for a unifying ideology in the Arabian world as advocated by Muhammad the Prophet, which then became Islam (Islam, 83). In this respect, Islam, contrary to what the west considers as a religion, arose as an ideology to create a unification of the traditional values of the Arabs, while also replacing the Christian doctrine existing back in the 6th century, which was