Lecture 3 - Islam in North America Estivan was the first...

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Islam in North America Estivan was the first Muslim in America In theory Islam is a colorblind religion After Islam was established, it moved into Sicily Wherever Islam went, it carried knowledge with it. Islam established centers of learning, Timbuktu. The city was once very flourishing due to its salt trade. Had more graduates then England Mansa Musa, a very rich king. Drove the price of gold down. Dark sea (Atlantic ocean) , sent a thousand ships to never return. During the 15/16 th century, an estimated 10 million slaves were shipped of to America through the Atlantic triangle. The trade started in 1501 and grew later on. The Americans had sugar farms that need operate, free labor was chosen through the use of slaves. Fula Hausa. Bilal was the first Black Muslim Slave traders tried to capture people of different tribes so they cannot plan to escapes (language barriers). Africans would enslave Africans and sell them to the Europeans. Estimated 10-15% of the African slaves to be Muslims. This was figured by factors such as names and through the register and behaviors (prayer).
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