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Unformatted text preview: ian regions had Islam as early as the 10th century, but this empire was not founded until the 15th • Initial contact of Muslims with Hindus and Buddhists was not fruitful ! Polytheistic practices of these were attacked by Muslims • Akbar (1556-1605) married a Hindu princess and engaged in an inter-religious dialogue ! Can these religious be brought into a universal religion? ! Called it the 'Divine Wisdom' ! Met with strong resistance from Islamic community These dynasties did not further Islam, but rather contributed to religious decline For many Muslims, these were the dark ages in regards to religious deepening of faith The Wahhabi Reform Movement • One of the strongest calls for reform • As one who believes in Islam, you can have a direct relationship between worshipper and God • Regarded veneration of saints, including prophets, as a form of Idolatry • Criticized pilgrimage to Mecca • Criticzed anything that stood between a Muslim and God Ibn Abd al-Wahhab • Attempt to purify Islam from false religious practices • Leader of the movement • Saw many practice...
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