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Islamic Civilizations - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons of this chapter to improve your understanding of the development and expansion of Islamic civilizations. Discover how Islam started, what governs Islamic culture and its accomplishments. You will study:
- Mohammed and the founding of Islam
- The Quran, Sharia Law and the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith
- How Islam spread and the progress of the Caliphates
- History of the Islamic civilizations, societies and culture
In addition to studying these lessons, you will also be provided with the opportunity to test your understanding of the material with the lesson quizzes. You may take these short lesson quizzes online and then review your quiz results to discover topics you don't understand. Improve your understanding of the topics by studying the lesson transcripts that also accompany the lessons.
1. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam
Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.
2. Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law
The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of the world's second largest faith. They are characterized by a simplicity that encourages peaceful cooperation between people, which is one reason for the religion's widespread devotion. This lesson will detail each of the five and show how they relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims.
3. The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates
After the death of Mohammed, Islam continued to spread through Arabia, the Middle East and Africa. This lesson is an overview of Islam's progress from the faith of Mecca to a faith for all the world.
4. Islamic Civilization & Society
Before the year 600, the Middle East was a no man's land between Persia and Byzantium. Then, 100 years later, it was the heartland of an empire that would grow larger than its predecessors put together. This lesson details the changes to society during that time.
5. Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments
The Abbasid caliphate (750-1258 CE) oversaw the Golden Age of Islam. Learn about the accomplishments of Muslim scholars in art, literature, science, medicine and mathematics during this time.
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