During the conquest period the granting of gifts which had been practiced by

During the conquest period the granting of gifts

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During the conquest period the granting of gifts, which had been practiced by Muhammad, became more regularized and eventually institutionalized . In the first place, there was established a system of stipends or direct salary payments ('ata-') to warriors serving in the Islamic armies. . . . Tribesmen in the Islamic armies who rebelled against the regime now did so at the cost of losing the stipends that the regime provided. Similarly, stipends were granted to some Persian or Aramean nobles (dihqans) who cooperated with the Muslims in Iraq. In most cases, it appears that these individuals were required to embrace Islam in order to receive their stipend. Source: Excerpt from Fred Donner, The Early Islamic Conquests , 1981. Vocabulary institutionalized: established as part of the government stipends: payment regime: government in power nobles: ruling class
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STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP sheg.stanford.edu Graphic Organizer Central Historical Question: How did the early Islamic empire expand? After examining the map on Islamic expansion make a hypothesis for the following question: How did the early Islamic empire expand? Document A: The Battle of the Yarmuk
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