Dbq Mansa Musa Research Paper

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Imagine traveling through the Sahara Desert with 60,000 other people for four months. This is what it was like on Mansa Musa’s hajj. Mansa Musa was the king of Mali; he was a powerful and generous leader. Mansa Musa went on hajj because he was a Muslim. He wanted to show his commitment to Islam. Mansa Musa’s hajj influenced the world’s perception of West Africa because it showed how many people were Muslim and the amount of resources West Africa had. One perception of West Africa was that it was a very religious place. Many people believed Islam was important because of the amount of West Africans that went on Mansa Musa’s hajj. There were 60,000 people that attended hajj in the fourteenth century with Mansa Musa (Document A). Document B shows

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