Chapter 12- Islamic Empires – Study Guide
... 1. ________________ is called a “crossroads” location because its trade routes
link Africa, Asia, and Europe.
2. By trading with other people, Muslims learned how to make ____________.
3. ___________________ became dissatisfied with his tribe’s religion because
it included the worship of idols.
4. M ...
Why did the Kingdoms of Western Africa flourish?
... 3. What religion did people
practice in Ghana? How did it
spread to western Africa?
• Spread by the way of the transSaharan trade routes
• Ibn Battuta was a traveler and
historian from Morocco who
traveled to every country in the
Muslim world over 27 years,
encouraging people to be more
Islam Test Study Guide
... 19.) According to the Shiites, who could be caliph?
20.) The Sunni Muslims followed the teaching of Muhammad. According to the Sunni
Muslims, who could be caliph?
21.) What was the name of the battle in France that halted (stopped) the Muslim advance
22.) What major accomplishments were ...
Muslim Empires- Teacher Example
... Merchants helped diffuse
(spread) religions with
o South Asia, S.E. Asia and
Africa turned to Islam
Reasons for Success
... 10. Why did wealthy merchants and religious leaders dislike Muhammad?
11. Why did Muhammad move to Madinah?
12. Compare and Contrast Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
13. Why did the Shiites and Sunnis split?
14. Explain how Islam Spread from it’s beginning.
15. Which Southeast Asian country has the ...
Chapter 11 – 2 Islamic Empires
... • Sufis = group of Muslims who spread Islam through
• Arab merchants spread Islam throughout southeast
• Indonesia = southeast Asia country w/ largest Muslim
• Timbuktu = a West African city, center of Muslim
Islam-Submission to Allah
... Non-Muslims, who were “Peoples of
the Book,” were allowed religious
freedom, but paid additional taxes.
... -Wrote the “Cannon of Medicine”
Book was widely used
-determined tuberculosis is
-diseases can spread through
soil and water
... flees Mecca for Medina.
* The beginning of the
Muslim calendar (1 A.H.)
... •The Qur’an Prohibits Muslims
from forcing others to accept
•Muslim rulers were tolerant of
•Why did people convert to Islam?
–It was appealing
–They wouldn’t have to pay the
–You would be treated better
ISLAM (“way of submission”)
... 1. M’s message rejected by people of Mecca
2. M had to flee to Medina
3. This event marks the beginning of the Muslim
II. Spread of religion
A. spread quickly
B. Arabian Peninsula by 632 A.D.
C. After M’s death
-- Middle East (to Black Sea)
-- North Africa & Southern Spain (by 750) ...
Five Islamic Pillars of Faith
... prayers (the first Surah and other selections from the Qur’an) in Arabic while facing the Ka’aba in
Mecca. The Hadith (book of tradition) has turned these prayers into a mechanical procedure of standing,
kneeling, hands and face on the ground, and so forth. The call to prayer is sounded by the Musli ...
The Spread of Islam
... limited to the Arabian Peninsula. Within a
one hundred years, Muslims had
conquered a vast territory.
• In this section, you will learn more about
the expansion of Muslim rule and how it
changed over time.
Islam in South Africa
Islam in South Africa is a minority religion, practiced by less than 1.5% of the total population, according to estimates.Islam in South Africa has grown in three phases. The first phase brought the earliest Muslims as part of the involuntary migration of slaves, political prisoners and political exiles from Africa and Asia (mainly from the Indonesian archipelago) that lasted from about 1652 to the mid-1800s. The second phase was the arrival of Indians as indentured laborers to work in the sugar-cane fields in Natal between 1860 and 1868, and again from 1874 to 1911. Of the approximately 176,000 Indians of all faiths who were transported to the Natal province, almost 7-10% of the first shipment were Muslims.The third phase has been marked- post apartheid – by the wave of African Muslims that have arrived on the shores and borders of South Africa. Recent figures put the number at approximately at 75-100 000. Added to this are a considerable number of Muslims from the Indo-Pak subcontinent that have arrived as economic migrants. Although, the majority of the Muslims are Sunni, some have been attracted towards the Ahmadiyya sect, particularly in Cape Town.