Early social changes under Islam
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Many social changes took place under Islam between 610 and 661, including the period of Muhammad's mission and the rule of his four immediate successors who established the Rashidun Caliphate.
Historians generally agree that changes in areas such as social security, family structure, slavery and the rights of women improved on what was present in existing Arab society. For example, according to Lewis, Islam "from the first denounced aristocratic privilege, rejected hierarchy, and adopted a formula of the career open to the talents."
1 Advent of Islam
2 Constitution of Medina
3 Social changes
3.2 Social security
3.4 Women's rights
3.4.2 Inheritance and wealth
3.4.3 The status of women
3.6 Sociological changes
4 Moral changes
5 Economic changes
5.1 Civil changes
6 Political changes
6.2 Middle East
7 Other changes
10 See also
Advent of Islam
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