The Crusades were religious wars commonly referred to as “holy wars” between the Christians and the Muslims from the late eleventh century to the mid-thirteenth century. The papacy played a big role in the propagation of these religious wars by convincing commoners and kings alike that there was a need for holy war with Islam to reclaim the land
In Document A, it states,” By the middle of the 6th century… Mecca was … prosperous and important.” Mecca is prosperous and important meaning that people would trade there often and people may travel the routes and spread the religion and since it was important, people went there tremendously so people would trade religions and praise Islam. Plus in Document C, it shows that Islam spread in the vast region through Muhammad followers. Muhammad had many followers which meant that he had a variety of people teaching Islam.
“ Mecca was… prosperous and important… [and] was at the crossroads of the lucrative caravan trails.’’ By beggining in a rich and inporatant trading city like Mecca, Islam could spread rapidly to many diffrent cities and people because of Muslim merchants in the caravan.
Islam is a religion of hate and oppression. The Muslims have conquered and assimilated countries in the past just like how they are doing it now. Islamic people are immigrating to America to radicalize Americans and create terrorist cells. There are many Muslims that come to America for a better life, yet even if a small percentage of those coming to America are radical, the consequences are far-reaching. A small group of these immigrants, can enter highly populated areas and kill many people like they did in the Boston Marathon Bombing terrorist attack.
Shah Abbas was successful in renovating the army and changing the location of the capital. With the army, he was able to subdue the Uzbeks and Portuguese, and conquer lands such as Mesopotamia. Babur (elaborated in previous IDs), a Mughal ruler, was also a patron of Islam. Akbar, his grandson, was a patron of syncretic religions because he desired to lessen strife between Hindu and Muslim people. Aurangzeb, another
This split formed a rivalry between Islam and Byzantium. Also during this time period, Persia is thriving to the west of the Byzantine Empire. These three clashed over a period of time, but Islam’s rise, mainly its military and political dominance, gave it a foothold over the competition. Islam was able to conquer both the Byzantine and Persian empires after the Roman-Persian wars left both empires crippled. This created an Islamic powerhouse in which the spread of Islam was easily facilitated throughout
The major religions- Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam continued to spread along the Silk Road for a multitude of reasons. First, by merchants converting to the religions it made business transactions easier. For example, merchants converted to Islam as a result of emperors favoring Islam more than all the other religions. Second, people adopted it because the values of the religions coincided with their own personal values. The religions promise an afterlife and appealed most to women and lower classes.
Traders were among the first to convert to Islam in Western Africa because of the social connection they can obtain through it. They would convert other people along the routes and bring back scholars and many well -educated people to increase their power over the people. Ibn batuta was one of the most famous of the scholars and he instituted Islam also. Overall, the trade route was mostly used for spread of wealth and power, from scholars and educated from Swahilis Bantu collection of
What had happened was that the European countries thought they had an obligation to “civilize” their colonies by having the people of those colonies to learn and follow their religion, language, customs...etc, without their opinion or consent about the matter. The second cause that imperialism made more relentless is militarism, as already said Kaiser Wilhelm tried to forcibly take over Britain’s smaller colonies which resulted in Britain putting even more funding in their military defence. Which created a more action based reason rather than just for militarism, but still made militarism much more relentless as
The religion of Islam spread rapidly in the 7th century. Islam spread quickly because of the military. During this time, on numerous accounts there were military raids. Trade and conflict were also apparent between different empires, all of which resulted in the spreading of Islam. According to document C, Mecca had been taken under Muslim rule between 622-632.
This helped them expand Islam because they met new religions which helped them expand as well. This is from Document B. According to Document C it stated that they were gift-giving and had a system of stipends which was payment. This shows that they expanded the Islam Empire by exchanging things and money which also leads to expansion.
Islamic and Christians religions shares similar cultural materials, and both were shaped at the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding landmasses, extending into Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The Clashes were real enough, but they had more to do with being similar than different, with overlapping ideas, resources, and territorial ambitions. Where Christianity developed in the Roman Empire and proclaimed that Caesar should be given his due, long before capturing the imagination of the emperor himself, Islam formed at the edge of empires, close enough to use their traditions, but distant enough to be able to use a political community of the faithful. Its key texts: the Quran, the Hadith, the Sharia, were written down as Muhammed turned the community into
How did Islam spread so quickly? Islam a muslim community that forever changed the middle east In this paper I will explain how it spread through The message,trade,and conquest. Trade was one major thing that spread Muhammad 's word. Mecca being a trading hub in the Middle East helped the word spread.
As well as this, the Quran set “specific terms” for fighting which prohibited the desecration of any item and the mutilation of the enemy’s dead. These merciful post-victory terms also earned the Islamic army respect and encouraged conversion, a parallel to the astonishment of the Meccans when Muhammad’s army did not destroy their town, rather invited them to join him, which they did (631 CE). Addressing lesser jihad, this encouragement to fight against oppression allowed the Muslims to conquer by force while staying in line with their beliefs. War was justified through lesser jihad, as Muslims perceived it as a threat (a form of “opposition”) when countries refused to accept the terms of surrender outlined in Document 3. These guaranteed safety and protection provided they pay a tax and their laws protect the Muslims settled in their land.