RLG 203 EXAM PREP STUDY NOTES WHOLE COURSE PG.17

RLG 203 EXAM PREP STUDY NOTES WHOLE COURSE PG.17 - Ali:...

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Ali: extends conquest in all previous directions. 656-661   Most of the places they conquered, C was the majority and in the case of Zoroastrian majority C was the largest minority.   From 660-720s they attacked afginistanistan(Kabul), approached Cpole but retreated, controlled silk road to China, were up in spain and southern france the gaaul region, in 936 they almost conquer rome, and the mediteranian almost surrounded by Islamic control.   After Islam was distinguished as not a variation but not C at all, it was deemed heretical, (just like arianism,Unitarians).   Before muhammad’s death he wrote a letter outlining the treatment of Cs in the territories they occupied. They were to accept his teachings and turn to God as one god, if they refused, they had pay the Jizya (tax) which was much higher than the Zakat (alms) the muslims payed, and had to accept the authority of Islam (not convert).   They were treated as dhimi b/c they were people of the book.  
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RLG 203 EXAM PREP STUDY NOTES WHOLE COURSE PG.17 - Ali:...

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