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Strayer APWH Margin Questions Chpt 9
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In what ways did the early history of Islam reflect its Arabian origins?
Nomadic beduoins in warring tribes, polytheistic, rivaling two established civilizations as they often rivaled Christianity and Judaism for followers
What did the Quran expect from those who followed its teachings?
Return to the old and pure religion of Abraham, following the 5 pillars
How was Arabia transformed by the rise of Islam?
The Islamic community expanded quickly, eventually extending further than Arabia and the country became under the control of the Islamic state, theocracy
Why were Arabs able to construct such a huge empire so quickly?
Muhhamad had died, but expansion provided a common task for the ever growing community
What accounts for the widespread conversion to Islam?
Old gods called into questions after conquest, growing prestige attracts followers to the Islamic state, not too dramatic a change from Christianity, Judaism, or Zoroastrianism
What is the difference between Sunnia and Shia Islam?
Sunni- caliphs as rightful political and military leaders, selected by the community
Shia- leadership must come from blood relatives of Muhammad
In what ways were Sufi Muslims critical of mainstream Islam?
Critical of scholarly and legalistic followers, teaching of law does little, one should strive instead to be in the presence of Allah
How did the rise of Islam change the lives of women?
Spiritually equal, but in practice treated as subordinate, given more legal rights
What similarities and differences can you identify in the spread of Islam to India, Anatolia, West Africa, and Spain?
Develops in less strictly Hindu areas, lower class citizens attracted
In what ways was Anatolia changed by its incorporation into the Islamic world?
Thorough Islamization, yet Turkish language still dominates
What makes it possible to speak of the Islamic world as a distinct and coherent civilization?
The mass amount of coverts, who all have a common commitment
In what ways was the world of Islam a "cosmopolitan civilization"?
Mass exchange of ideas and practices, widespread
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