All praise be to Allah the Creator and Cherisher of the Universe and His Peace andBlessings be on his Slave and Servant Prophet Mohammad and family of prophetMohammad and all companions of prophet Mohammad, After that:If we listen to enemies of Islam, the picture they present of our prophet is like one“Ruthless man, sitting on a throne, with unsheathed sword in his hands, his enemies are brought to him, one by one, he gives them only two choices, Islam or die”.Faced with naked sword and death in front of them, most of his enemies (cowardly bynature) “really had no choice but to become Muslims”. Using his sword and threats, he browbeaten his enemies into submission, and those who showed even the least resistancewere put to death in cold blood.(Apart from being a fiction, was our prophet the "first one" to invent this ruthless tactic?Were not many before tried it and failed? How come our prophet became so successfulthat those whom he forced to convert remained Muslims after the sword was removedfrom their head?)But when we refer to the factual reports of the era, the picture is totally different.Every one knows that Prophet Mohammad was born in Makkah, though being born in aHigh Clan of Makkan tribe, and possessing a very likeable personality and a man knownfor his honesty and truth, he did not possessed any political or monetary power.When he started his mission, he was in absolute minority of one in Makkah; he had noteven a single follower. When he started his mission, he and his immediate followers hadto face a lot of hardship at the hands of Makkan people.There is not a single Muslim from Early or late Makkan period, who did not had to face persecution and extreme torture at the hands of Makkan people.If he was to use “sword” as a means of conversion, how could he won those earlyconverts in Makkah period? Becoming Muslim in those days was putting your head onthe block so to say.Muslims were persecuted and physically tortured to such a degree that, many had to leavetheir birthplace and take refuge in the country of Abyssinia, a feature which was strangefor a “Clan based society” of Arabia of those days.Some people say, that prophet did not use force in Makkah period, but once he got some power in Medina, he started using force and torture and threat to get new converts.