Who first converted to Islam?
The first converts to Islam at the time of Muhammad were: Khadija bint Khuwaylid – First person to convert and first free female convert. Ali ibn Abi Talib – First free male child in Muhammad’s family to convert. Zayd ibn Harithah – First freed slave male convert.
Why did Islam spread more widely in Indonesia than India?
Why did Islam spread more widely in Indonesia than in India? Islam spread through trade in Indonesia and met less resistance than invading Muslim armies in India. Islam did not mix well with the culture of India. The Islamic rulers made a deal with smaller Indian kingdoms not to spread religion.
Who was the first Indian to convert to Islam?
The Brahmin King Cheraman Perumal was the first Indian to convert to Islam based on a historical event. The event was that a group of Prophet Muhammad’s Sahaba visited Kodungallur.