The attitudes of Christianity and Islam towards merchants and trade are different from one another in the beginning stages, but as time progress each moderate their earlier views. In the beginning Christians found it unfit to be a rich merchant, while Islam’s judgment on trade was acceptable as long as they were honest and the trading was just. As time went by over a couple hundred years, the followers if each belief changed their views on trade, though it was acceptable, merchants were expected to trade geniuses.
During the times leading up the 1500s Christianity and Islam both had different views on merchants and their craft with people from both faiths having varying degrees of opinions on it. Trade increased dramatically after the Mongols came into power and secured the Silk Roads making trade a lot more profitable and a lot less dangerous. This made the issue of trading come to light even more as it became more prevalent in people's everyday life.After the fall of the Mongols western nations raced to find new ways around the Silk Road as they did not want to trade through Muslim controlled land. The following documents dealing with
The leader that everyone referred to as Mohammad had various things to offer his followers.(1) ~insert an opinion on this topic~According to documents 1 and 2 he offered things to his followers and the leaders of Christian Arab tribes.(2) Document 1 states that , “Believe or else pay tribute [money]… obey the Lord and His Apostle [Mohammad], and he will defend you.”(3) This shows that you are only offered something if you believe what he believes or believe in him.(4) In document 2 it is to be said that if you are a Muslim and you follow him you will be brought into the garden of paradise unfortunately if you do not you will be punished.(5) I believe that the strategy isn’t right due to the fact that if someone does not believe in his word
Document one was created by a famous Christian John Edwards. John states that God will judge every human, and no one can be saved from hell if they are a sinner. Not even a miracle wouldn’t be able to save you because God has to exact his justice.
The spread of Islam began when the prophet Muhammad received the word of god and believed it was his obligation to spread his religion. He gained many followers but eventually dies in the city of Mecca. By that time his religion already grew at an extensive amount, and soon Muslim empires were created, which extended Islam's political and religious power. Many factors such as trade routes and the person named Mansa Musa, contributed an enormous amount to the spread of Islam throughout parts of Asia, North and West Africa, and parts of Europe. The Islamic Empires did a lot of work themselves to help spread their religion. They constantly conquered cities and developed trade routes with eventually had cultural diffusion flowing through them.
The time period 600 BCE – 1500 CE was bringing many new innovations to trade throughout Eurasia. The extensive Silk Road connected European countries to the far eastern Asian countries (China and India), allowing the rare goods from China to find their way to European markets. New technologies in maritime trade included the production of lateen sails and dhow’s in the Indian region of trade. These technologies allowed trade efficiency to increase allowing states merchants and governments to make more money. Religious people and Statesmen had different viewpoints on this new wealth accumulation. The States believed that wealth was important for control, while the religious people believed that giving away wealth was a way for them to be pure.
In Richard Foltz book, Religions of the silk road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization, he introduces us to a trade network that runs across central Asia. This trade network is known as the Silk Road, this road is made up of many different paths predominantly moving East to West. Throughout the book we see Foltz describe the different religions, languages, and political connections among its travelers. Some of the religions seen across the silk road include Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. We see all 3 Abrahamic religions make their mark on the Silk road. Of all 3 Abrahamic faiths, Muslims left the largest mark on this network of roads with Foltz stating, “No religious tradition in history favored trade to the extent Islam did” (Foltz p. 85). Foltz writes about three major reasons for the spread of Islam along the Silk Road. The first reason has to do with politics, the second having to do with economics as the area began to see a Muslim control of commercial activity and thirdly, we see assimilation, an intake of ideas or information. The islamic religion ultimately succeeded
“The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tradition” (H.G. Wells). The society and world around us are greatly influenced by the muslim people, or more specifically, the influence of the Islamic world. Their impact on the world is a controversial topic and their role is also often seen as negative. People are constantly oppressing minorities, but without the Muslims or teachings of Islam, the world wouldn’t be the same. This group of people achieved so many things that are considered necessary to our world today, and not many people recognize that. Muslims and the people of Islam were able to contribute greatly to the world through its sizeable empire.
Muslims have been know for making advancements in religion as well as its many practices. Though, even in light of this fact Muslims are often perceived as lacking in impact. In particular they were never thought to make impacts in technology or science, etc. This is due to the fact that Muslim accomplishments are always overlooked and aren't given credit. Especially so in favor of the scandalous, extremist activities wrongly attributed to Muslims. The truth of the matter is, however, Muslims have done amazing things to change lives and effect science, medicine, technology,language,etc.
Islam went from a couple of people to all of Arabia, North Africa, Spain and South Asia. It all started when Muhammad visited a cave to pray. He thought the people of Mecca were to greedy. An angel came to the cave and made Muhammad speak Allah’s words. Allah was the monotheistic god, for Islam. He spoke the words in public, they were about how Allah is the one true god, and how charity is good and keeps one pure. Allah’s words, spoken through Muhammad, were written down into a book called the Qur’an. Muhammad had trouble spreading Allah’s words throughout Mecca, so he moved, along with his followers, to the city Medina. The people there liked Allah’s words and followed Muhammad when he returned to Mecca to try again. He succeeded and after gaining enough followers, he changed all the churches to mosques. Islam spread very quickly and in 624 CE, Muhammad changed the direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Mecca, signifying a whole new religion being
The Middle East is a place that was the birthplace for many cultures and religions such as Christianity and Islam. As they expanded from this region, both of these religions had good impact on history. However, Christianity and Islam have their similarities in religious beliefs and their differences in expansion between the two religions. Within the time period c. 600 CE to 1250 CE and 1st century to 1000 CE Islam and Christianity began to spread around the world. The two religions spread socially and economically similar but politically different. While both Islam and Christianity were spread Christianity had more governments in control than Islam.
Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world, with 2.1 Billion and 1.3 Billion followers respectively. Each had their own rise, golden age, and eventual large-scale split. However, each religion spread in different regions of the world in different ways and developed their own traditions and structures. Christianity and Islam have similarities such as a large-scale split and a history of spreading through popular trade routes, while simultaneously having many differences such as where the two religions spread, the methods in which they spread, and the structure of their religious leaderships.
Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece were very powerful and influential forces around the time that Christianity had began to spread. In Rome’s society, people followed under an emperor, who had strict rules about religion and the type of beliefs one should have. At the time, Rome’s official religion was pagan, but later converted to Christian. Ancient Greece had different religious beliefs than those that Christianity consisted of, but these countries were both powerful and helpful in spreading this new religion. Greece and Rome were impactful on Christian doctrine as well as helping this religion thrive and continue to expand to new areas. With these type of factors in mind, this paper will answer the question “How did Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome impact Christianity?”.
Culture define who people are. Therefore, culture determines how the majority of the population acts, believes, and values. As a matter of fact, culture decides how a society views ideas. Furthermore, the religion the population follows is determined by culture. This is why there are differences between Christian and Muslim culture. The primary cause of conflict between Christians and Muslims though out history has been culture.
The bride and groom demonstrate their free will by repeating the word qabul ("I accept," in Arabic) three times. Then the couple and two male witnesses sign the contract, making the marriage legal according to civil and religious law. Following traditional Islamic customs, the bride and groom may share a piece of sweet fruit, such as a date. If men and women are separated for the ceremony, a male representative called a wali acts in the bride 's behalf during the nikah. Most marriages are not held in mosques, and men and women remain separate during the ceremony and