Islam is one of the biggest religons. The person who submitted themselves to Islam are called muslims. The creator of Islam is Muhammad. Muhammad was born in Mecca on the Arabian Penisula. The god of Islam Allah have talked to Muhammad. After that Muhammad started to spread Islam. Muhammad controlled almost the whole Arabian Peninsula. People there started to believe Islam.
But Muhammad didn't choose a succesor !After this problem had happened, Muhammad died. Questions became to occur : Who should be the succesor of Islam? There were four caliphs ,Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali. Abu Bakr invoked jihad and expand Islam's territory to Syria, lower Egypt and all Arabian Penisula. Because of the huge empire controling place and the conflicts of the succesor, the empire started to be decomposed. There were many rumors between families. The trbal custom started to be ununited. Next, Umayyad family started to be powerful and controller. The submission people were called Sunnis and others were called Shi'a. Also the capital became Damascus.
what if? If Muhammad named a succesor? What would happened next?
Ok, father-in-law.I will respect your will and respect Islam. I will invoke a jihad to increase our territory.
Ali, you will be my succesor since I want the ruler to have the abilities to rule Islam. And you are stronger than others.
Invade Egypt and Syria!
So strong and united enemies! Run!!!
Our territory are so big! Jeruslam has also been invaded by us. From today Islam are dynasty!
Why is the king you? I have fightened against enemies in the war!
According to the will of will of Muhammad, the cleveest peerson should be the king. You don't have the strength to be the ruler because you performed badly in the war.
I'm the cleverest!!!
I contributed the most in the war! I should be the ruler!
I'm the strongest!
Here is Damascus, our new capital. The Umayyed family should be the most powerful becasue I came from that family and I am the king now.
The Ummayed family is fine. And we don't want to have more wars. We want peace.
Nowadays, there are still extremists in Arabia. Many innocent citizens get hurt in conflicts. We hope that Arabia can become a peaceful country in the future!
The rule of the Ummayed family is terrible becasue they have luxurious lifestyles. The ruler neeeds to be changed.
The battle of Karbala started. Sunnis beated Shi'a.
We successfully invaded Damascus! The Arabia dynasty is over!!! We are Uthman Turkish.
Compare the fact of the history and the story of "What if", we can see some differences. But, we find many similarities between the two endings. Why???
Discussing the possibilities of those historical events is meaningful. We can clearly remember the history which we dicuss!!!
History is amazing and interesting! Historical events are determined by a lot of factors. If we only change one of the factors, the endings or the history may still remain the same.