The faithful … relied on mathematicians and astronomers to calculate the times for prayer and the direction of Mecca … Their attitude reflected a deep seated curiosity about the world and a quest for truth”. Because the Muslims had a chronic curiosity in knowledge, they not only preserved existing intelligence and extended it; they used this insight to better themselves in ways such as having skilled and capable scholars, mathematicians, and physicians. These people continued to build their wisdom and use it advance and perfect their occupations. Thus the start of knowledge being used to explore new ideas and flourish in the Islamic empire. For instance, the city of Cordova in Spain, was a center thriving with the spread of knowledge. In document 2, it reads, “Besides the university library, Arab statistics assure us the city boasted 37 libraries, numberless bookstores, 800 public schools”. Cordova was known as the jewel of the world,
The Islam religion, believed by Muslims, has spread across the globe at rapid speeds. Muhammad ibn Abdullah started the religion. The religion began in Mecca. The religion was made known in 610 CE. The two major themes of the religion are “Allah is the one God” and the importance of charity. The religion spread throughout Mecca and into India, Spain, East Africa and China. Within 100 years of Muhammad’s death, it had reached Europe and Asia. What are some reasons that the religion spread so quickly? Islam spread at such a fast rate due to trade, conquest, and law.
In the city of Mecca, a man started a new religion known as Islam. This man was Muhammad who was born in about 570 C.E. While going to pray in a cave in the mountains of Mecca, an angel named Gabriel visited Muhammad. Gabriel proclaimed that Muhammad was a prophet, messenger of God. As he received messages from God, Muhammad began to teach and recite them to others. Over time, Islam attracted new followers through military conquest, trade, and the appeal of message, which contributed to the rapid spread of Islam.
Islam is the fastest and second largest religion in the world. Islam started with a prophet named Muhammad. Muhammad was a local merchant in Mecca went to a cave named Mt. Hira in Arabia to meditate. There, he encounters an archangel named Gabriel who squeezed out of him saying, ”Allah is one god.” Then after, he started telling his family members but stood silent since no one listened. Eventually after a encouragement from close friends, he spoke which all went to the Qur’an. Since Mecca resisted, he moved onto other lands to preach the word. Eventually he turned back to Mecca and preached. Soon after it started spreading rapidly. Why did Islam spread so quickly? Islam spread quickly because of conquering others, trade, and taxes.
Islam is the second biggest religion and fastest growing in the world today. Islam is a religion that Muslims follow and is a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the prophet of Allah. For Muslims, Muhammad is the last prophet and Abraham is the patriarch of the Qur’an, Bible and Torah. Islam is followed by over a billion people and Muslims make up approximately one quarter of the world’s population. Islam spread quickly during the 600’s trade, choice, and conquest.
In 520 AD, the prophet and messenger Muhammad came to spread Allah's word, and his followers became the first Muslims. Islam spread rapidly and this was was due to the choices that the leaders made through cultural diffusion, strategy for the wage of war, and esteemed morals. When Muslim merchants would trade, they would also spread the culture of Islam. The strategic wage of war helped Islam uphold a strong empire. The desirable morals of the faith led people into becoming Muslim.
The early Islamic empire expanded by using different methods such as conquering lands, spreading their religion, treaties, or bribery. According to document B, “We [Abd al-Aziz’s forces] will not harass him [Theodmir], nor remove him from power.” The Muslims spread their religion and many people converted though the Muslims made treaties to keep peace between different lands. Muslims did have to conquer lands where people did not want to convert. According to document A, “The Muslims gathered together, and the Greek army marched against them… The battle they fought at al-Yarmuk was of the fiercest and bloodiest kind.” The Muslims fought very hard to get more land. The document also stated that women took part in the fight. This document could
The early Islamic empire has expanded throughout the years and over time. Throughout the Documents I found out that the Islamic empire expanded by coming together and reunited. In Document A I found that the Muslims gathered gather together, the Greeks and their followers tied themselves together therefore none of them could run away. In
To conclude, military was the main reason for the spread of Islam. Between vast Muslim rule, The Pact, and the Muslims victory at the battle of Yarmouk, it is clear that the military set the pace for Islam’s rapid development and growth. In doing this Islam had overruled the majority of the middle east by
The spread of Islam began when the prophet Muhammad received the word of god and believed it was his obligation to spread his religion. He gained many followers but eventually dies in the city of Mecca. By that time his religion already grew at an extensive amount, and soon Muslim empires were created, which extended Islam's political and religious power. Many factors such as trade routes and the person named Mansa Musa, contributed an enormous amount to the spread of Islam throughout parts of Asia, North and West Africa, and parts of Europe. The Islamic Empires did a lot of work themselves to help spread their religion. They constantly conquered cities and developed trade routes with eventually had cultural diffusion flowing through them.
The creation of Islam in the Middle East and its future spread to the other parts of the world beginning in the 600s allowed for diverse and powerful societies to be formed with the monotheistic religion being either the foundation or a major influence. With Islam’s large spread across Africa, Asia, Europe, and continual spread in the Middle East, empires like al-Andalusia and Ghana arose in the West and the Ottoman and Mughal arose in the Eastern part of the world. Islamic beliefs and values shaped these empires similarly to how Christianity became the leading influence in Europe. Moorish rule in the Western Muslim society of Spain lasted for seven hundred years and clean and lavish cities created under their rule served as a contrast to the
There have been many Islamic achievements through time. Some of the most important Islamic achievements are having libraries, bookstores and schools. (Doc 2) Some others are art and calligraphy. (Doc. 6) Finally some more Islamic achievements are spreading throughout the world. (Doc. 9) These are some of the most achievements the Islams have had. Muslims supported the advancement of science. Rulers wanted to be treated by proper and qualified physicians. Time of prayer was determined by mathematicians and astronomers. (Doc. 1) Muslim scholars made advances in trigonometry, astronomy, and mapmaking. They did this by using scientific observations and the understanding of mathematics and optics. They used the astrolabe and the armillary sphere
“Allan makes the impossible, possible” “Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another. The mixing of world cultures through different ethnicities, religions and nationalities has increased with advanced communication, transportation and technology”. Islam started in Mecca but the years after Muhammad's death it quickly spread to Europe and Asia making a big increase in practices. 23% of the world is Muslim, making it the second largest religion practiced. So Islam spread because of war conquest, trade, and “the message”.
Many Americans are unaware of the flourishing religion that is Islam. In America, Muslims only make up about 1% of the population, however, a survey put the global muslim population at a shocking 1.6 billion, adding up to roughly 23% of the global population. Christianity reached a total of 2.2 billion followers, encompassing only 32% of the population, while Judaism fell far behind with only 14 million and a devastatingly low 0.04%. Originating in the seventh century in Mecca, the powerful religion has seen rapid growth over the years. Innovative ideas in economics, religion, and science made the religion unique from others in the past and allowed for this spread. The most significant factors in the expansion of the Islamic Empire were tolerance,
There are five noteworthy religions throughout the world, the most recent of these is Islam. Islam is a religion that spread rapidly from the Middle East into Asia, Africa, and Europe. Despite the fact that there are many reasons that Islam spread quickly, there are three principle reasons. First, the many trade routes that went through Islam's holiest cities. Next, Islam was an extremely engaging religion to others. Lastly, Muslims sent numerous military conquests into Europe, Asia, and Africa.