3/8/10 Western Civ The Arabian Peninsula (Early 7 th Century AD) Arab-camel hearder Congregate in settlements around Oasis, Medina and Mecca-Scarcity of water defines this world Mecca- major oasis near red sea Religion- houses the Ka’ba Polytheistic-worship of many gods Quraysh tribe controls access to the shrine Qu’ran=holy book of Islam (“recitation”) Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in 622 (Hijra)
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