Islamic and African Trade

Islamic and African Trade

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  •  TODAY WE EXPLORE ISLAMIC AND AFRICAN TRADE! Prophet Muhammad, a large representation, and example to many Muslims around the world was born in Mecca. Mecca had been a trading city and you could find many merchants there. Mecca was located in the Arabian Peninsula. 
  •  The teaching of Muhammad had spread all around the Arabian Peninsula and word had gotten around, causing many developments. After time, caliphs or kings had taken over after Prophet Muhammad; this spread the Islamic empire. 
  • Trade is becoming much more popular! Ghana, Mali, and Songhai all create empires that gain a lot from trade. Control of trade from Ghana gold is rumored to have boosted the empire. Ghana controls the Sahara trade, and now gold! People in Muslim lands create gold in order to exchange silk and porcelain. 
  • Kumbi had the busiest market in West Africa. Foreign goods were traded, and all goods were paid with gold dust. Kumbi also contained one of largest slave markets in West Africa. A system of trade called a silent barter. The silent barter had its advantages, allowing people who did not speak the language to trade, and it protected locations.
  •  Ghana’s empire reached its height around 1000 C.E.. War and the loss of resources caused a downfall. Water had become scarce, and conquering Ghana had not been difficult. Mali took over and extended territory. The spread of Islam had extended as well.
  • Trade contained many benefits, although there had been conflicts at some points. Religion had a large factor onto trade, and as well as traditions. All in all, these factors formed many plans.
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