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.
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.
The Rise and Spread of Islam Have you ever thought that an introduction of a new religion would fully change a society's political, socio-economic, religious, and cultural values and institutions? Islam is one to do so in the “Arab world.” Muhammad's people said to the King of Ethiopia, “Previously we were a barbarous people who worshipped idols, ate carrion and committed shameful deeds… Thus, we were until God sent us an apostle whose glorious lineage, truth, trustworthiness, and clemency is well known to us.”(The Message) This quote exemplifies how the “Arab world” changed significantly when Islam was first introduced. In 610 CE, Prophet Muhammad was sent from god to “bring mankind out of darkness into the light by permission of their Lord.”
However, it wasn’t only money that made Islam spread so quickly, it was also because information spread rapidly since people were so open to learning and discovery. Collectively this openness lead the Muslim people to read and learn from one another. They made many discoveries and created beautiful communities with hospitals and schools to spread their knowledge. The discovery of paper made it possible to create books which allowed the spread these ideas to anyone who could read. In conclusion, the Islamic Empire and the Muslim religion expanded quickly because they were powerful and smart conquerors who used new ideas of education and fairness in the way that they treated people, all of these creations and ideas improved the quality of the
Islam is one of three Abrahamic monotheistic beliefs which share similar values and ideals, along with Judaism and Christianity. Islam is the fastest growing faith nowadays, it's heart being Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and concentrated throughout the Middle East. What's intriguing is how Islam expanded so quickly to exceed separate religions, and become of the largest in the world. Furthermore, this is an enigma with various explanations. Following suit of other religions, Islam grew through the use of the military and peace to maintain order and conquer lands.
Also, people were divided into various tribes based on blood and kinship. In Islam, a single, unified community called the Ummah was established and wrought away the remaining tribes. This also brought change to people’s former cultural tradition and beliefs. As you can see, life in Arabia and Africa changed heavily due to the spread of
The rapid growth and establishment of an Islamic empire started in the seventh century and has continued to exist in todays world. The swiftness of the Arab conquests led to an establishment of an Islamic empire that has lasted to present times because the diminishing power of the Roman Empire led to a Western European cultural deterioration and a declining influence of Christianity. The establishment and growth of the Islamic empire will be illustrated in this paper, along with an explanation of what happened to the Islamic influence in Hispania, now modern-day Spain. The establishment of an Islamic state began with the Prophet Muhammad leading a group of Muslims on a migration from Mecca to a northern rural settlement, now referred to as Madina. Before the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632, Muhammad converted most of the Arabian tribes to Islam, and Mecca became the new Islamic state’s capital.
Mansa Musa could have taken a much shorter route and gone straight to Mecca, but instead went out of his way to take a longer route which passed through cities who only got gold through trade of salt. By doing this he could make more people want to come to Mecca to receive abundant, free gold without having to trade salt. Next, in Document C it explains that "Mansa Musa's hajj made the difficult trip north to Taghaza"(Document C). This shows that the hajj of Mansa Musa took a difficult trip to a city, which as explained by Ibn Battuta as "nothing but sand with a salt mine"(Document C). If this place was so bad, and all it had was salt and more salt, why would Mansa Musa take the time to go here?
Their reputation grew so big, that many scholars from around the world converted to Islam, even though it wasn’t the religion they were familiar with. Soon, many people came to Mali’s cultural exchanges to learn more about Islam, Literature, and any sort of knowledge they could get. Because of this reason, the Empire of Mali had its cultural exchanges expanded even further. All of those reasons affected how Mali became such a big site for cultural exchange. We covered how Mali’s wealth from salt and gold trade made people begin to show up at the cultural exchanges.
Later on, as western Rome fell, eastern Rome rose as the Byzantine empire, and used the Silk Road also. While the empires and civilizations that used the Silk Road changed over time, the trade routes and patterns remained constant. The Silk Road still connected parts of eastern Europe all the way back to China. Even as the popularity and use of the Silk Road fluctuated throughout the different empires, the trade routes and patterns stayed the same because the goods, ideas, and religions traded were very influential. Furthermore,