How did Islam spread: by example or by the sword, by persuasion or by force? Prophet Muhammad, sent by God to guide humanity to salvation in this world and the next, fought only when no other choice was available, for his goal was to revive people, not to kill them.When compared with other "great" conquerors, two facts stand out. First, there were only about 80 battles, not all of which involved actual combat. Approximately 250 Muslims were martyred, and 750 non-Muslims were killed. Second, every land incorporated into the world of Islam (except for Islamic Spain) has remained there.M. Fethullah G�len explains how this was accomplished. He analyzes Prophet Muhammad's military campaigns, rules of warfare, treatment of prisoners and enemies, and his generosity and mercy after his ultimate triumph.In the second part, G�len discusses the importance of the Prophet's example (Sunna), and how it was copied, preserved, and passed down by his Companions.M. Fethullah G�len gives his unique interpretation of Prophet Muhammad, based on a lifetime of personal study and struggle to live up to the ideal standards realized by one of the most fascinating figures ever to emerge in our midst.