The Sorko not only dominated the river regarding trade but also, regarding military power. Sonni Ali (Songhai’s first imperial king ) and his forces conquered Timbuktu in 1468 then making Songhai power in the region. "Songhai and to achieve control of the Trans-Saharan trade routes. As was the case with some earlier Malian leaders, Sonni Ali valued original forms of religious practice beside Islam" (Empires of medieval West Africa). Songhai thrived for many years till it fell into unstableness because of unsuccessful emperors.
This can be seen in documents 1,3, and 7. In document one, it is talking about trade and how, by following the teachings of the Qur’an, merchants, on judgement day, will receive the high rank they deserve. Therefore, document one shows the influence of Muslim religion throughout Afro-Eurasia. Document 3 shows the spread of Islamic faith because of the caliph's palace, which was so enormous that it influenced many outside civilizations. Also, wealth and increased trade,due to large palaces, of a certain city, helped to developed a strong army that helped spread religion.
Islam and the land controlled by Muslims were able to spread quickly because of unity. The original unity brought by the religion and the consolidation through conquest were large factors in how the empire grew. Muhammad’s ability to unite Arabs, the religious doctrine many would die for, and the prosperity of the empire were all factors in the large expansion of the empire. Muhammad’s teachings of Islam engaged many followers. After his flight to Medina, he was able to win the support of residents and the Bedouins in the countryside.
As an eternal truth proves that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, the empire faced the threats of its ambitious generals while they conquered and expanded its territories. As history indicates, these factors made the fall of the Mali Empire inevitable. Although it faded as inevitably as other empires, the Mali Empire developed a great civilization in West Africa and fostered the development of economic, social, political, trade and economic systems that epitomized the glorious past of Africa. Contrary to what Henry Stanley portrayed, the
The European Imperialism in Africa and Asia Imperialism started in the late eighteenth century and continued to the early 1900s when Europeans took over different countries to obtain economic, political and social power. The five reasons behind imperialism were exploratory, ethnocentric, political, religious, and economic. Exploratory meant people went to a new area of land to learn more about it and discover new things. Ethnocentric meant they wanted to spread their beliefs, cultures and customs that they thought were correct and religion reasons were similar because they wanted to spread their religion. Political reasons were so that they could obtain power and economically, they wanted to make money through trade and new businesses.
It was regarded as the successor to its influence and spearheaded resistance against the Portuguese aggression on the Horn of Africa. Besides, Ajuran became notable and well respected Empire between 1550 until 1650, because using its powerful centralization administration and aggressive army to protect from outsider. The Empire use it military strength to assure security and stability the Empire had remove the infrastructure and had strength declining Indian Ocean Commerce. By this new changes the traders return to the kingdom from Africa, Arabia, India and China. As a result the profits from the Ajuran Empire had made, it was use to commission project such as castle, and fortress.
In the last phase, which extends from 1500 to current times, Islam continues to influence the culture and literature in Indonesia. Islam As A Product Of Commercial Trade In economic terms, conversion resulted in increased economic trade and higher state of
The origin and rise of Carthage According to Morey (1901), Carthage was a colony of Tyre which later became the capital of a great commercial empire on the northern coast of Africa. It rapid growth especially in trade paved the way for it to become a powerful empire founded on trade and commerce. As Carthage became the dominant power over the native races of Africa, which were the Lydians and the Numidians, she eventually forced many of them into slavery and continued her growth. With it trading power backed by slave labor and military power, Carthage could easily expand her empire into the North Africa region and the Iberian Peninsula. This expansion exposed Carthage to contact with other great powers including Greece and Rome.
Islam spread quickly during the 600’s trade, choice, and conquest. The new religion of Islam was able to spread so quickly due to trade. The first reason is Mecca was the center of trade for the Arabian Peninsula. In document A of the Why Islam Spread So Quickly reading it states, “...Mecca was prosperous and important.
Imam Al Ghazali’s View of the Caliphate INTRODUCTION: Al Ghazali was a renowned Muslim scholar of the 11th century, he was a versatile genius that contributed to many different aspects of knowledge. His theories included exploration in the sciences, rationality and political theory amongst many. He taught in prestigious institutions of education in Baghdad and then also served as an advisor to the ruler. His contributions in the realm of Islamic philosophy are still considered important today. THE HITORICAL CONTEXT: It is important for us to note the time in which Ghazali was writing and how the historical factors worked together to shape his views on political philosophy.