Pre-Islamic Arabia 6th century AD

Pre-Islamic Arabia (Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية قبل الإسلام‎) is the Arabian Peninsula prior to the emergence of Islam in 610 CE.

By <a href=”” class=”extiw” title=”fr:Utilisateur:Like tears in rain”>Like tears in rain</a> (Contact me for suggestions/corrections) – Own work (using different GFDL maps so it may be not exactly right) and the book&nbsp;: Christian Augé et Jean-Marie Dentzer, Pétra, la cité des caravanes, Gallimard, coll. «&nbsp;<a href=”//” class=”mw-redirect” title=”Découvertes Gallimard”>Découvertes Gallimard</a> / Archéologie&nbsp;», Paris, avril 1999 (réimpr. 2001, 2004, 2006), 96 p. (<a href=”//″ title=”Special:BookSources/2-07-053428-6″>ISBN&nbsp;2-07-053428-6</a>), CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The pre-Islamic Arabs possessed certain natural virtues that marked them out in their contemporary world. They were unrivaled in eloquence in the skillful use of their language. Freedom and honour they valued before their lives. They were superb horsemen. But centuries of isolation in the peninsula and morbid insistence on the faith of their forefathers had severely undermined their moral and spiritual health. The sixth century AD had them plunged in depravity, perversion, and dark idolatry and indulging in all the other characteristics of primitive life. The social habits of the Arabs were quite outrageous. Drinking was so common that even their literature stunk with it. Gambling was a matter of pride with them. Usury was most callously indulged in. Adultery was not considered much of a vice. Prostitution was rampant and brothels were frequently maintained.  The lot of Women was extremely lamentable in pre-Islamic Arabia.  The Right of Inheritance was denied to them. Widowed and divorced women were not allowed to re-marry and daughters were buried alive at birth.

Tribal Prejudice was very strong. Everyone imagined that he came from the noblest stock. The Advent of Prophet Muhammad [saw] and the coming of Islam would change the Arabs way of life and thinking.