Updated: 11/17/2020

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  • The caliphs unify Arabia
  • The growth of the Muslim Empire
  • Ali’s election to the caliphate
  • The Muslims choose a new leader, Abu Bakr, to be their caliph. He united them.
  • Schism between Sunni and Shi’ah
  • 4 caliphs spread Islam through Muhammad's way of government.
  • The Battle of Tours
  • Uthman is murdered and Ali becomes the new leader. The followers are conflicted over the choice.
  • The Golden Age
  • The two sides disagree about who should've become the new leader.
  • Shi'ah
  • Sunni
  • The Muslim empire expands into Spain, but is defeated by the Franks
  • The Muslims make new innovations which brings them into the Golden Age