So Islam spread because of war conquest, trade, and “the message”. Mecca was the center of trade in the Saudi Arabia which was a key factor into why Islam spread so quickly. Since they traded with multiple different areas around Mecca, the word about Islam and Muslim practices spread around quickly and easily. Mecca is where the land and sea routes crossed bringing more people there also(referring to doc A). Another reason Islam spread so quickly is because they traded with large and vast countries, which made those countries spread the word also.
One of the most powerful and influential Muslim ruler was Mansa Musa. Mansa Musa helped Islam spread by leaving to pilgrimage and introduced the empire to the Islamic World. He encouraged learning to read the Arabic language to read the Qur’an. He hired architects to build mosques as well. Another example is the Songhai empire.
Their reputation grew so big, that many scholars from around the world converted to Islam, even though it wasn’t the religion they were familiar with. Soon, many people came to Mali’s cultural exchanges to learn more about Islam, Literature, and any sort of knowledge they could get. Because of this reason, the Empire of Mali had its cultural exchanges expanded even further. All of those reasons affected how Mali became such a big site for cultural exchange. We covered how Mali’s wealth from salt and gold trade made people begin to show up at the cultural exchanges.
In Document A, it states,” By the middle of the 6th century… Mecca was … prosperous and important.” Mecca is prosperous and important meaning that people would trade there often and people may travel the routes and spread the religion and since it was important, people went there tremendously so people would trade religions and praise Islam. Plus in Document C, it shows that Islam spread in the vast region through Muhammad followers. Muhammad had many followers which meant that he had a variety of people teaching Islam. Those followers would spread Islam throughout the lands and then those people would spread to others and so
In Africa during the Post-Classical era, 600-1450 CE, the Saharan was no longer a barren wasteland hardly suitable for travel, but, an essential part of both North African and Sub-Saharan West African societies. Camels and caravans allowed for quicker and more effective traveling. With trading becoming increasingly popular in this area, it provided the resources to build new and larger political structures. During this era, Africa’s economy began to change and the western part of Sub-Saharan was no different. With the Trans-Saharan trade routes ability to increase with the help of wealthier Islamic states, it allowed for the spread of religious and political ideas such as larger empires and the Islamic faith in which both greatly influenced
The Renaissance was a period in European history that triggered a region wide development in the fine arts, intellectual studies and technology. With the expansion of understanding in the fields of science, philosophy and technology and the accumulation of wealth of many European nations, it led to them to expand their own fleets and finance exploration missions throughout the world. The Columbian Exchange was a by-product of the Age of Exploration and was the transfer of plants, animals and technology between the “Old World” and the “New World”. The Columbian Exchange involved the entire modern world. Irrevocably, the Columbian Exchange helped trigger the largest population boom in world history, it led to a boom in the overall economy and
As he received messages from God, Muhammad began to teach and recite them to others. Over time, Islam attracted new followers through military conquest, trade, and the appeal of message, which contributed to the rapid spread of Islam. Perhaps the first major reason for the swift spread of Islam was raids followed by military conquests. Through Islam military campaigns, the religion expanded and prospered. Particularly, the map that depicted the spread of Islam
Ship-building was encouraged, and the market for eastern wares in Europe was extended. The cultures of the Middle East and Europe began to influence each other. The Crusades also affected the Church. The wealth of the Church and the power of the Papacy had increased. The Pope was given more authority and was seen as a guide and leader due to their important role during the Crusades.
Strengths: The major strength of The kingdom of Saudi Arabia relies heavily on its strategic location. As it is the birthplace of prophet Mohammed and the birth of Islam, it has great antiques and history that is appreciated by Arabs, Muslims and everyone around the world, as the history of the Arab peninsula goes back to more than 1400 years. This provides tons of historic information and antiques that will attract tourists around the world. Another strength is the constant visits from Muslims throughout the year, which will motivate the Saudi government to be on a constant road to development to provide ease for visitors when performing religious rituals. Saudi Arabia holds approximately 70% of youth population, these young people will be a great asset in the success of the objectives and the vision as a whole because of the amount of enthusiasm and energy they have towards change and development.