Islam Continuities And Changes

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Islam was an emerging religion in a time of rebirth and when civilizations were beginning to crumble down. In 610, in the caravan city of Mecca, Muhammad received his first revelation from the angel Gabriel about the all powerful god Allah. Spreading like wildfire, this religion quickly became one of the most influential religions to date. Islam, a major turning point in world history, caused numerous continuities and changes. Due to the emergence of Islam, trade to numerous regions such as East Africa and China intensified tremendously, and in addition, facilitated the rise of new powerful empires. Despite all of these changes however continuations of the religion of Christianity still existed.
One of the changes reside in the fact that interregional …show more content…

Establishing this trade relationship, rich and desirable goods like ivory, slaves, and gold, were traded between empires. As this trade continued, people were encouraged to travel to these far reaching empires, and created an intensification of interregional trade routes. Trade routes intensified as a result of Islamic power and its expansion. Islamic power had been established in major areas such as East Africa, Iberian Peninsula, and India and thus, created a religious connection that allowed such partnerships to even exist. In addition, because of a desire to expand, Islamic empires lead conquest which depleted the empire of resources. Due to this constant depletion of resources, demand for resources became increasingly high and caused these Islamic powers to rely on trade. This reliance on trade, ultimately lead to this intensification of trade routes. The reliance on the same trade networks endured even after the emergence of Islam. These trade routes like the Indian Ocean Maritime and the Silk Road, provided important connections between empires in

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