(600 C.E. to 1450 C.E.)
When the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from the Angel Gabriel, a series of events quickly sprung into motion that formed the second largest religion in the world and the first global civilization spanning three continents. In this unit, we will examine the rise of Islam and its rapid spread into the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.DocumentsStudy Guide - Islamic Civilization
This is the study guide for chapter 9.LecturesImportant Links
- Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
This site provides a listing of Islamic theological texts and documents.
Civil War and the Umayyad Dynasty
This site outlines the political history of the Umayyad Dynasty.MusicThis is a recording of an "Adhann" or Call to Prayer for Muslims. It is carried out five times daily form a mosque in order to call Muslims for their prayers. This specific sample was recorded from the Al Aqsa Mosque in Al Quds (Jerusalem), which is Islams third holiest site.