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.
The Arabian city of Mecca at 21.3891° N, 39.8579° E, is regarded as the holiest city of Islam. Mecca is located 50 miles inland off the Red Sea and lies between numerous mountains. Mecca is the birthplace of Muhammad and it is the site for the pilgrimage that is required for devout Muslims. This essay will show that the commercial success of Mecca that allowed the city to become a major trading and religious center from the 5th century to 7th century, was strongly due to three factors: its severe weather conditions, geographical features, and religious importance. These three factors will be explored to show how they laid the foundation for Mecca’s commercial success by attracting a large number of businessmen and devout Muslims who wanted
There was little known about Great Zimbabwe, but it’s being rediscovered. The Swahili Coast is a coastal area in Southeast Africa inhabited by the Swahili people. The Swahili society increased because of it Islamic merchants and trade goods they had at the time. They had obtained ivory, slaves, exotic local products, and gold.
The Rise from Prince to Royal for the Most Powerful Leader in The World " Arm yourselves with knowledge. " This effectiveness and meaningful sentence which was expressed by the one of the most important leader who passed through the earth's history .
Miltiades was a native of Africa who was officially elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 311 AD and he served on the papacy as the thirty second pope in the Roman Church for three years, six months, and eight days. His accomplishment: According to the Liber Pontificalis, Miltiades was a man who worked very hard to make sure that the church had peace as it was ravaged by persecution as thousands of Christian were killed for their faith. Miltiades assumed office soon after the promulgation of the Edict of Toleration at Nicomedia on April 30, 311 which was signed by Emperor Galerius, Licinius, and Constantine of which put an end to the persecutions of the church.
Later, Vasco de Gama became the first European to reach India by sea. Portugal’s successful journey to Asia allowed for them to have a colony, and allowed them to establish trade routes both in Africa and India. They were one of the most important exploring nations of the world, and without them, there would be no India, no connections between Europe and Asia, no connection with Africa, and no
The greatest European explorer to ever live was not Christopher Columbus, it was the one and only Bartolomeu Dias. Bartolomeu Dias’s life was full of adventure and hardship. Through numerous amounts of research, Bartolomeu Dias took a gamble and sailed to the southernmost tip of Africa by reaching the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic. He is definitely one of the greatest European explorers to ever live because no other explorer has ever accomplished this achievement before.
For example, soccer player Fredrick Kamonte a retired Malian professional footballer donated seven hundred thousand dollars to his hometown mosque in Seville, Africa. Next, Emmanuel Adebayo not only donated money to his native country of Togo Africa, but across Africa as well as founding the Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor foundation which helps push government 's initiatives for underprivileged youth as well as promote good health and education across Africa. Ultimately, this game has transformed from just being a simple form of entertainment, to a cultivating way of
First of all, slavery should be encouraged because it is definitely natural in human society. In fact, slave labor had existed not only in the Americas but also all over the world for thousands of years. The Islamic slave trade in Africa which is conducted by Sudanese horsemen is a great illustration of this point. They capture people who live in the stateless societies and resale to slaveholders in West and North Africa cities. Many African kings and Arab merchants also purchase white slaves from Europe.
The Europeans knew him as the Prince of Physicians which is a notable title. It is stated that his book was used for over 600 years. That is a big achievement for progressing Islamic culture in some reasons due to making Islam look like a strong religion in its early years. This also relates to economics because there was trading of many things during this time. Medicine being made was traded even the
There are 5 pillars of Islam, one being a Hajj to Mecca, that Muslims take part in to prove that they are good Muslims. Mansa Musa went on a Hajj for his religion, but he had other intentions for participating in this journey. Mansa Musa was a very wealthy leader of Mali who decided to go on this pilgrimage to Mecca to complete one of the 5 pillars of Islam, and he gave some of his gold to people who lived in the cities along the way where salt was abundant and gold was very valuable. Mansa Musa went to Mecca for his religion, but had other motivating factors. Mansa Musa could have gone through Timbuktu, but instead he decided to go the longer route, through Taghaza and Walata.
Ghana and Mali were two empires of ancient Africa that were built on the foundation of trade. Although it seems as if they are completely different, they do have some things in common. The ancient empire of Ghana had established strong regional trade links. They took control of the trade of gold and salt.
Mansa Mūsā was an emperor of the West African empire of Mali. He ruled from 1307 to 1312 and did many remarkable things during his ruling such as building The Great Mosque at Timbuktu. In the Middle East and Europe, he is best known for his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1224. Sundiata, Mansa Mūsā’s grandson or great nephew, founded his dynasty and was also a West African monarch who founded western Sudanese empire of Mali. He lead the path for Mansa Mūsā to become emperor in 1312 and also helped him with his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324.The world was awakened to the marvelous wealth of Mali due to the pilgrimage.
Sundiata The epic of Sundiata is written by the main griot Djeli Mamadou Kouyate, the storyteller and keep of the history duting that time. Kouyate starts with details of Sundiata’s ancestors. Since Sundiata faced two obstacle in his schildhood he started getting strong and independent. He was also frightened by his own son, that will make him lose all his control over his land.
Mansa Musa was the wealthiest religious leader of all empires in Africa. During his era, people ventured on a religious pilgrimage in Africa. Mansa Musa was a monotheistic, Muslim leader who wanted to spread the Islam belief of one god and diminish the polytheistic faith while following the 5 Pillars from the Muslim holy book, the Koran, throughout his religious pilgrimage across Africa to the city of Mecca. During the pilgrimage, Mansa Musa combines many religious factors to inform and influence other people about Islam. On Mansa Musa's hajj, 60,000 people followed him (Document A).