Islam was spread through many forms of cultural diffusion. However, the most common cultural diffusion that occurred was military conquest. During the period of
During the time period between 600 CE and 1450 CE, Afro-Eurasia experienced a deepening of old and new human interactions across the region. This resulted in an increase in wealth and cross-cultural exchanges. During this time, the prophet Muhammad spread Islam throughout the Afro-Eurasian region. Also, the expansion of empires like imperial China, the Byzantine empire, and Mongol empire helped Afro-Eurasia trade and communication as new people developed their conquerors economies and trade networks, as well as ideas. Like many empires, migrations also had a significant environmental impact on the Afro-Eurasia region. For example, the Bantu speaking people who spread iron technology and agricultural techniques throughout Africa, as well as the maritime migrations who cultivated foods and domesticated animals as they moved. However, migrations also brought about diseases, like the plague, which killed 30% of the population in Afro-Eurasia. Ultimately, the increase of interregional trade, in Afro-Eurasia, can be seen through the spread of religion and cultural diffusion, expansion, and knowledge/technology throughout different regions.
Islam is a religion that controls their follower's daily lives. It quickly spread throughout many large and small civilizations all throughout the world. Two civilizations that Islam affected were the Byzantine Empire and China. The Byzantine empire was the section of Rome that remained after the fall of Rome and was a very successful civilization in its time. During the rise of Christianity, the Byzantine empire became a Christian-based civilization and used the church to solve its political and economic problems that sprang up after the fall of Rome. Similar to the Byzantine Empire, China was very successful before Islam. The main difference was that China remained successful all throughout the spread of Islam while the Byzantine Empire
The Islam religion started in 610 CE by the guy named Muhammad when an angel spoke with him. ( Background Essay). After the words Muhammad received from Allah he started to spread the religion of Islam. He helped the people who suffered and who is need help. People heard what the guy Muhammad helping people, who is indeed. The Islam to spread because of the forgiveness of Muhammad that he help the people. In 610 CE at Mecca there wasn't any religion to follow. Muhammad help to spread the religion of Islam. Islam spread so quickly because of the message the message it was so strong to spread so quickly ( Document B). Islam spread so quickly because of the message, military conquest ,trade, the political structure.
The Islamic religion spreaded quickly because of trade. Based on the fact, that Islam had trade over many empires. Corresponding to the map on Document A, “ Adding from the profits of caravans was a brisk pilgrimage trade, for Mecca was the site of Arabia 's holiest shrine. In addition, the holy city, Mecca was the main site for trade. According to the map, followed by Document C, ”Mecca, the holy city, had military campaigns and was in the middle of Arabia, near the coastlines.” Ultimately, Arabs transported goods to market places. Document A state 's,”Vast camel trains, bearing species, perfume, precious metals, ivory and silk, filed through the town, headed north on the way from Yemen … to the
To experience a moral life, people were taught to be good to all people. Specifically, the Qur’an stated that “those who submit to God and accept the true Faith; who are devout, sincere, patient, humble, charitable, and chaste; who fast and are every mindful of God – on these, both men and women, God will bestow forgiveness and rich recompense [reward]” (Document B). Hence, the Qur’an described that paradise was available to all those who perform good works. Similarly, the emphasis on attractive ideas could be appealing to people who lived in a difficult lifestyle. Because of these positive ideas about Islam, many people were inspired to convert to this religion, which contributed to the growth of Islam. The idea of peace expressed by Islam motivated others to convert to this Faith. Incidentally, Karen Armstrong discussed that “for centuries…Arabs had [added to] their inadequate resources by means of the ghazu [raids against other tribes], but Islam had put a stop to this because the ummah [Muslim community] was not permitted to attack one another” (Document D). Accordingly, the ghazu raids contradicted the peace of Islam, which showed that this religion was amicable. Many people desired to convert to Islam because of the way the religion refrained from brawls and raids. Therefore, the Muslim population increased and the religion thrived. All together, the appeal of the message resulted in the spread of
Firstly , Islam spread quickly through government. In Document B it states,” Do not devour one another’s property by unjust means, nor bribe the judges with it in order that you may wrongfully and knowingly usurp [take] other people’s possessions…” The town and people liked the rules and justice that Islam set. Plus in Document E it states,” To defend the lands of Islam and to protect from intrusion so that people may earn their livelihood and travel at will without danger to life or property.” The non-Muslims liked Islam because the government provided
The rules of the Empire helped the religion gain followers and territory because the ideas and rules were desirable and ethical. A feeling of security made Islam a popular religion. In the verses from the Qur’an, which consist of the teachings and words of Allah, revealed through Muhammad, it tells the rules and expectations of the Muhammad and the Empire. The Qur'an also tells how if the rules are followed, men and women shall enter paradise, and blissful promises are also made if rules are followed (Doc B). A feeling of security at the conclusion of life, led many people to become Muslim so the Empire could expand. A respect of other religions by Muslims made Islam a sensible religion. In “The Caliph Omar: Arab Imperialist”, a secondary source, written by J.J. Saunders, a British historian it tells how Muslims respected other faiths as the empire spread. People were not forced into Islam (Doc H). The Muslims respected other faiths, helping their empire to stay strong. Since the people they conquered had respect for the Islamic culture it made them more susceptible to join in the future and put a positive idea of Islam in their head. The desirable rules of Islam caused people to convert without being forced.
The societies of West Africa, Europe, and North America exhibited similarities and differences in their religious beliefs, values, and government systems. These contrasts and similarities were further made apparent during European expansion across the Atlantic and the subsequent new cross cultural interactions that were created.
“Allan makes the impossible, possible” “Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another. The mixing of world cultures through different ethnicities, religions and nationalities has increased with advanced communication, transportation and technology”. Islam started in Mecca but the years after Muhammad's death it quickly spread to Europe and Asia making a big increase in practices. 23% of the world is Muslim, making it the second largest religion practiced. So Islam spread because of war conquest, trade, and “the message”.
Islam is the second biggest religion and fastest growing in the world today. Islam is a religion that Muslims follow and is a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the prophet of Allah. For Muslims, Muhammad is the last prophet and Abraham is the patriarch of the Qur’an, Bible and Torah. Islam is followed by over a billion people and Muslims make up approximately one quarter of the world’s population. Islam spread quickly during the 600’s trade, choice, and conquest.
The Islamic Empire expanded quickly by conquering a vast amount of territory and for the development and appreciation of knowledge and science. The Muslims were fair and tolerant to the people they conquered. The commander of the Muslim forces, Abd Al-Aziz, told Theodmir, the king of southern Spain, that, “His followers will not be killed or taken prisoner, nor will they be separated from their women and children. They will not be coerced in matters of religion, their churches will not be burned, nor will sacred objects be taken from his realm, as long as he remains sincere and fulfills these conditions that we have set for him” (Document B, Treaty of Tudmir, 713 CE). By making this treaty, the Spanish people were allowed to be free and practice
I will be writing about how the Early Islamic Empire expanded. Islam expanded by Muslims invading other territories. This helps them expand Islam because once they invade; they take charge, and expand. This information is from Document A. Another way they expanded Islam was that they joined forces. This helped them expand Islam because they met new religions which helped them expand as well. This is from Document B. According to Document C it stated that they were gift-giving and had a system of stipends which was payment. This shows that they expanded the Islam Empire by exchanging things and money which also leads to expansion.
The Islamic empires have persisted in the way that their populations are influenced by and follows the customs of Islam which shaped their social and moral codes. However, the Islamic world changed over time as it expanded and encountered areas beyond its cultural territories and improved its trade and education system. As the centuries passed in the Islamic world from 632 to 1258 C.E., it can be concluded that the changes and continuities of the Islamic empires are due to their religion, trade systems, political organizations, and its education systems.