Building a muslim empire

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Building a muslim empire

  1. 1. Ch. 10, sec. 2
  2. 2.  Death of Muhammad Abu Bakr (his father in law) became the first caliph (new leader of Islam) United all Arabs under one leader and conquered the much of the Byzantine Empire and all of the Persian Empire.
  3. 3.  Shiites- • leader can only be direct descendants of Muhammad Sunnis- • Leader can be any “good” male Muslim • Most Muslims are Sunni
  4. 4.  Dedicates life to God and studying Islam Similar to a Christian monk Some travel the world and preach Islam Whirling Dervish- dancing sufi as form of prayer

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