Which two rulers were most responsible for spreading Islam in West Africa?

Which two rulers were most responsible for spreading Islam in West Africa?

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A spoken record of past events is known as Oral History
West African Story tellers who kept the history of their ancestors alive were called Griots
The two rulers who were most responsible for spreading Islam in Africa were Mansa Musa and Askia the Great

Who was responsible for spreading Islam?

The history of the spread of Islam spans about 1,400 years. Muslim conquests following Muhammad’s death led to the creation of the caliphates, occupying a vast geographical area; conversion to Islam was boosted by Arab Muslim forces conquering vast territories and built imperial structures over time.

Who ruled Mali and helped to spread Islam through West Africa?

Mansa Musa
However, his riches are only one part of his legacy, and he is also remembered for his Islamic faith, promotion of scholarship, and patronage of culture in Mali. The fame of Mansa Musa and his phenomenal wealth spread as he traveled on his hajj to Mecca.

Which person helped Islam spread in Africa?

Islam leaders spread the faith further into Yorubaland Nupe. Dan Fodio’s sons Mohammed Bello and Abdullahi took over the practical running of this great Muslim territory. The momentum of reform was continued by Umar Tal, a Tukulor scholar who conquered three Bambara kingdoms in the 1850’s-1860’s.

Why did Islam spread so fast?

Islam spread quickly because its leaders conquered surrounding territories. As Muhammad and the Muslim leaders that came after him conquered lands in the Middle East and beyond they spread the teachings of Islam. Islam spread quickly because its lands were well governed and orderly.

Who was the Muslim power at the time of the Battle of Tours?

The Umayyad Caliphate, at the time of the Battle of Tours, was perhaps the world’s foremost military power. Great expansion of the Caliphate occurred under the reign of the Umayyads. Muslim armies pushed east across Persia and west across North Africa through the late 7th century.

How did Muhammad contribute to the spread of Islam?

One of the greatest leaders of all time, Muhammad led to the spread of Islam in and around Arabia. His contribution to Islam was such that it has become the second largest and the fastest growing religion of the world today.

What was the expansion of the Umayyad empire?

Great expansion of the Caliphate occurred under the reign of the Umayyads. Muslim armies pushed east across Persia and west across North Africa through the late 7th century. The Umayyad empire was now a vast domain that ruled a diverse array of peoples.

Who was the leader of the invasion of Gaul?

The invasion of Hispania, and then Gaul, was led by the Umayyad dynasty ( Arabic: بنو أمية banū umayya / الأمويون al-umawiyyūn ‎ also “Umawi”), the first dynasty of Sunni caliphs of the Sunni Islamic empire after the reign of the Rashidun Caliphs ( Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali) ended.

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