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Warm-Up

C2

Vanacar: A large group of people traveling together,
usually with a lot of gear
Smeoqu: a building for Muslim...
Religion
Spread of Islam

How did Islam spread to West
Africa?

Where did Islam primarily spread
in West Africa?

• Islam ...
Religion
Acceptance of Islam

What are the five reasons many
West Africans accepted Islam?

• There are 5 reasons why Isla...
Religion
Influence of Islam

What in West Africa did Islam
influence?

What was important about
Timbuktu?

• Most rural fa...
Religion
Mansa Musa

How is Mansa Musa an example
of the influence Islam had on
West Africa?

• An example of both Islam’s...
Religion
Mansa Musa

Why did Mansa Musa give away
gold?

• Mansa Musa was a famous Mali
king who travelled to Mecca to
ful...
Review Questions
1. How did Islam spread to West Africa?
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3. What are t...
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Islam and West Africa Lesson 4 - Religion (Influence)

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  1. 1. Warm-Up C2 Vanacar: A large group of people traveling together, usually with a lot of gear Smeoqu: a building for Muslim prayer Siheti: A Muslim who believes that only a descendent of Mohammed can be a caliph
  2. 2. Religion Spread of Islam How did Islam spread to West Africa? Where did Islam primarily spread in West Africa? • Islam spread to West Africa peacefully. • Trade was always linked closely with Islam, and many converted because of it. • Islam became a religion of the elite (rulers, rich and educated) and cities.
  3. 3. Religion Acceptance of Islam What are the five reasons many West Africans accepted Islam? • There are 5 reasons why Islam was accepted by many in West Africa: 1. Islam’s teachings were simple 2. Associated with literacy (religion of the book) 3. Associated with trade (money) 4. Associated with power 5. A sense of belonging (community beyond village)
  4. 4. Religion Influence of Islam What in West Africa did Islam influence? What was important about Timbuktu? • Most rural farmers and herders continued to follow local African religions, and were tolerated. • Islam had a huge impact on trade, government, education and architecture in the major cities – especially Timbuktu. • Timbuktu became a leading center of Islamic learning with many mosques; and a famous university and library.
  5. 5. Religion Mansa Musa How is Mansa Musa an example of the influence Islam had on West Africa? • An example of both Islam’s influence and West Africa’s wealth is the famous Hajj made by Mansa Musa
  6. 6. Religion Mansa Musa Why did Mansa Musa give away gold? • Mansa Musa was a famous Mali king who travelled to Mecca to fulfill his Muslim faith. • Throughout the journey Mansa Musa gave away gold freely (alms), so freely people were shocked by how much he had.
  7. 7. Review Questions 1. How did Islam spread to West Africa? 2. Where did Islam primarily spread in West Africa? 3. What are the five reasons many West Africans accepted Islam? 4. What in West Africa did Islam influence? 5. What was important about Timbuktu? 6. How is Mansa Musa an example of the influence Islam had on West Africa? 7. Why did Mansa Musa give away gold?
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