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the world of islamic civilization is an immense area of exchange, in which goods, technologies, food, and etc. are circulated widely. The Afro-Eurasian sphere rapidly became the vast trading zone of hemisphere dimensions due to its centralized location and the broken-down political barriers of Byzantine and Persian empire
Islam had entered into Africa, through the north, by accompanying Muslim traders; generally, religions had came in with war and armies, but with Islam, it had entered very peacefully. Thus, people were open to voluntarily accept the religion as their new way of life. The Swahili group became linked to larger trading posts due to Islam and Indian Ocean.
Thus, Islam had played a key role in various societal position in Africa. In merchants, it became an important link to expand their vast trading partners. For the monarchs and the courts, it offered a source of literate officials that were able to assist in state administration and religious legitimacy.
islam was a world religion with a single horizon that had expanded well beyond the local realm where ancestral spirits and traditional deities may be effective. this religious appeal allowed for many different societies to participate and function in the wider world
in the 16th century, a number of West African cities became major centres of Islamic regions and intellectual life, attracting people from all over the Muslim world. One of these western African cities with the Songhai Empire. Due to its exponential increase, monarchs began to subsidize mosque construction as West Africa started to become an integral part of the larger Islamic world. however, the faith had remained in urban hubs and not spread into the rural areas.