Answer the following question to what extent was

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Answer the following question;To what extent was Sundiata’s support for Islam an issue in the shaping of his reputation?Ibn Battuta on Muslim Society at MogadishuDuring the fourteenth century the Moroccan jurist Ibn Battuta traveled throughout much of theeastern hemisphere. Twice he visited sub-Saharan Africa: in 1331, when he traveled along the Swahilicoast, and in 1351–1352, when he visited the Mali empire. His account of his visit to the Swahili city ofMogadishu offers insight into the mercantile and social customs of the city as well as the hospitalityaccorded to distinguished visitors.Highlight/underline important ideas[Mogadishu] is a town of enormous size. Its inhabitants are merchants possessed of vast resources: they ownlarge numbers of camels, of which they slaughter hundreds every day [for food], and also have quantities ofsheep. In this place are manufactured the woven fabrics called after it, which are unequalled and exportedfrom it to Egypt and elsewhere. It is the custom of the people of this town that, when a vessel reaches theanchorage, thesumbuqs,which are small boats, come out to it. In eachsumbuqthere are a number of youngmen of the town, each one of whom brings a covered platter containing food and presents it to one of themerchants on the ship saying “This is my guest,” and each of the others does the same. The merchant, ondisembarking, goes only to the house of his host among the young men, except those of them who have madefrequent journeys to the town and have gained some acquaintance with its inhabitants; these lodge wherethey please. When he takes up residence with his host, the latter sells his goods for him and buys for him; andif anyone buys anything from him at too low a price or sells to him in the absence of his host, that sale is heldinvalid by them. This practice is a profitable one for them.When the young men came on board the vessel in which I was, one of them came up to me. Mycompanions said to him “This man is not a merchant, but a doctor of the law,” whereupon he called out to hisfriends and said to them “This is the guest of the qadi.” There was among them one of the qadi’s men, whoinformed him of this, and he came down to the beach with a number of students and sent one of them to me. Ithen disembarked with my companions and saluted him and his party. He said to me “In the name of God, letus go to salute the Shaikh.” “And who is the Shaikh?” I said, and he answered, “The Sultan,” for it is theircustom to call the sultan “the Shaikh.” . . .

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