The story of a man journeying to see the Shaykh can connect to post-classical Africa in the way of showing a religious connection to God. Many stories of people traveling miles upon miles to show their devotion to God are told and when the man made it to the Shaykh he is told "There is none of us but has an appointed place." after saying "In the name of God.". This can be interpreted as Africa's reluctance to believe in just one religion/ one god. Religion has a significant impact on history and this is one of the stories of people not "believing" in God.