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Name: _____________________________________________ Essential Question: What factors contributed to the rapid spread of Islam? Thesis Statement: Although, Islam didn’t begin until 610 CE it had one of the biggest spread of religions. The caravan trade was one of the biggest spreads because it was always crowded and people coming from all over the world. The conquer of multiple countries and having to pay a special tax or convert to Islam was a big role is the spread. The pact also had an impact on the spread, if you couldn’t pay the tax you would have to convert. Use the documents to develop your thesis. Document Hints Notes A What is the date of the map? Why was Mecca a trade center? What regions/cities are reached by trade routes through Mecca? Middle of the 6 th century It was at the crossroads of the lucrative caravan trade, vast camel trains, bearing spices, perfumes, precious metals, ivory and silk filed through the town. Yemen, Syria and Iraq. B What qualities are desired by God?

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