Unit 4: The Middle Ages Asia - The Rise of Islam, Japan: Early History through Muromachi Period and

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Unit 4: The Middle Ages Asia - The Rise of Islam, Japan:Early History through Muromachi Period and ShintoismStudy Guide – Ms. Scott – Honors World History & Geography“The Rise of Islam” Lecture Guide-Where did early Arabs settle?Arabian Peninsula What is the climate like?Desert, lack of foodand water-Who were the early Arabs?Nomads in search for food and water How were they organized?Tribes What was their early economy?Tribes were mainly independent-Describe the early religion of the Arabs?Polytheistic-supreme god allah-Who is Muhammad? Where was he born?Founder of Islam-born in Mecca-Describe Mecca.major pagan Arab city- international crossroads of goods as well as ideas-What happened during the lunar month of Ramadan?Muhammad was meditating in a cave-What religions is Islam similar to?Similar to Christianity and Judaism Who isAllah?God Whatdo Muslims consider the Torah and New Testament to be?revelations from God-What are the differences between Islam and Judaism and/or Christianity?Jesus not son of God,rather a prophet-What did Muhammad and his followers do in 630 C.E.?He and his followers go back & conquerMecca in 630 -What happened in the years following Muhammad’s death?question arose as towho would lead Arab tribes.-What was the difference between Sunnis and Shi’ites (those who follow Shi’a Islam)?
-Define Islam and Muslim.
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-What 2 things served to bind the tribes of Arabia together?
-Describe the characteristics of Islamic society that now rules over much of the formerly easternChristian world (i.e. territories formerly part of the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire)?
culture:encouraged literature, sciencePolitics: Power vacuum due to decline of persian and byzantinesReligion: appealSociety:less harsh in comparison-Will the Arab Muslim Empire stay united over the centuries?new muslim empires rise-What did Pope Urban II promised Europeans who helped recapture the Holy Land?remissionfrom sins-Who suffered at home in Western Europe during the Crusades?Christian persecution of Jews,

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