Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Early Islamic World Part I: Roots and Beliefs

Based on your understanding of the reading and videos, take bulleted notes on the following:

  • Why Mecca was significant, even before Islam was founded.
  • How the leaders of Mecca responded to Muhammad’s teachings.
  • The five pillars of Islam, as stated in the Qu'ran.
  • The causes and consequences of the Shia/Sunni split
  • Compare/contrast the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates
  • Internal and external struggles in the early Islamic World

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