Civ Essay 2 - Cameron Barth Mr. Brownson Civ 101 11/15/07...

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Cameron Barth Mr. Brownson Civ 101 11/15/07 Essay #2 By the 1300’s the Muslim religion dominated a large majority of the world and had managed to spread as far south as Sub Saharan Africa. However, with this large spread of the religion came a great deal of diversity throughout the Muslim world. Although, for the most part the African and Arabic Muslim followed the same basic beliefs they were both influenced differently by their native culture and surroundings. The Arabic Muslims kept the same core values and beliefs that the religion was founded upon, but once Arabic Muslims, such as Al’ Umari and Ibn Battuta began to travel to different parts of Africa they soon realized that, although they were living by the core beliefs and rules of the Muslim religion they were acting in what some would consider a less civilized and respectful manner. When traveler Ibn Battuta visits the town of Iwalatan he first is quite satisfied with the amount of discipline the people of this region have for the Muslim religion. He even states that, “These people are Muslims who follow exactly the prescribed laws for prayer, study the laws of Islam, and know the Koran by heart” (W2), but he finds many
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CIV 101 taught by Professor Brownson during the Fall '07 term at Murray State KY.

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Civ Essay 2 - Cameron Barth Mr. Brownson Civ 101 11/15/07...

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