Muslim World DBQ

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Cities in the Muslim World were often political centers, economic center and areas of religious importance during the post classical period. The Muslim World was a place of political centers due to being the foundation of the religion of Islam. Once Islam was created they wanted to spread its religion and it spread to other places and these other countries became Muslim cities. The Muslim world also had economical centers because when Islam spread, they set up trade routes that boosted the economy. As the cities developed they became of religious importance as they built religious structures, all in the Muslim world.
Documents 2, 6 and 7 show that Muslim cities in the post-classical time period were often times places where political events occurred. Cordoba was a central location where the religious leader of the Muslim culture. The military also was located there and the people had a heavy focus on sciences and literature. As Abd al-Rahman, the scholar, each Muslim city was known for its own characteristic and quality. They strength of the Muslim cities being so different was that they could all
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In Cairo, they had over twenty thousand shops where people could come and own their own store and sell items. This benefited the economy because the people of the Muslim world were able to sell things to make money and be provided with other things right in their city where they lived. They were able to get all these items in one place such Cairo, because each Muslim capitol and city had a different specialty and textile they produced which then was spread along the Muslim trade routes. Although this benefited the economy, according to Marco Polo, an Italian merchant, there were social hierarchies put into place, the wealthy were able to benefit from this lifestyle economy but the lower class people were still poor and weakened the

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