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The Rise of Islam


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting


I. Introduction: The Setting

Arabia and Its Neighbors


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad


The Qur'an:  the Word of God revealed to Muhammad


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra, 622


The Ka’aba in Mecca


Muhammad’s Hijra, 622


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra, 622

B. The Conquests


Expansion of Islam


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)

2. Abassid Caliphate (750-1258)


Expansion of Islam


HARUN WAS THE FIRST CALIPH TO PLAY POLO


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)

2. Abassid Caliphate (750-1258)

III. Reasons for Arab Successes


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)

2. Abassid Caliphate (750-1258)

III. Reasons for Arab Successes

A. Factors Strengthening & Motivating the Arabs


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)

2. Abassid Caliphate (750-1258)

III. Reasons for Arab Successes

A. Factors Strengthening & Motivating the Arabs

B. Factors Weakening the Byzantines


The Rise of Islam

I. Introduction: The Setting

II. The Rise & Spread of Islam

A. Muhammad

1. the Hijra (Hegira), 622

B. The Conquests

C. Organization of the Islamic World

1. Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)

2. Abassid Caliphate (750-1258)

III. Reasons for Arab Successes

A. Factors Strengthening & Motivating the Arabs

B. Factors Weakening the Byzantines

IV. Impact


So who inherits the legacy of classical Civilization?

The Byzantine Empire:  Hagia Sophia in Constantinople


Islamic civilization incorporating some classical tradition: 

Mosaic facade of the Umayyad palace in Damascus


Islamic Coinage:  dinar of Abd al-Malik


An Arabic manuscript of Galen


Dome of the Rock, built on the Temple Mount in the late seventh century


Dome of the Rock (interior)


Inscription inside the Dome:

"There is no God but God; Muhammad is his Prophet. Jesus is also his Prophet, but God has no son; He neither Begets nor is Begotten"


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