Islamic Caliphates Comprehension Checks
Why did Bedouins organize their society into clans (family based groups)?
To get to the afterlife
So they could clash with their clans
For Safety and Security
To follow the word of Allah
What type of person was the head of a clan?
Strongest, Father of the clan
The oldest woman in the clan
A young man
What did the Bedouin tribes worship at the Ka'aba?
How many times a day do devout Muslims pray?
What is jihad and what did it cause early Islamic caliphates to do?
Holy War, kill all non-believers
Prayer, worship at the Ka'aba
Struggle, Expand their empire
Take a pilgrimage to Mecca
What external conditions aided Muslim conquest?
Weakness of Byzantine and Sassanid Empires
Spread of Christianity
What internal factors aided the expansion of Islam?
Use of gunpowder
Weakness of enemies
What caused the Sunni and Shi'a split in Islam?
Dispute over whether blood relative or follower of Muhammad should be king
Creation of a new type of education system in Islam
The tax on non-Muslims in conquered territories
The expansion of Islam into Europe
Who governed the provinces of the Umayyad Caliphate?
Arab military elites
What was the focus of the Abbasid Caliphate and how did they carry this out?
Creation of a new religion, trade
Government administration/ Trade, bureaucracies
Conquest, strong military
Expansion of empire, taxes
There are 10 questions to complete.