This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Muslim Civilizations: Islamic Civilizations. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Between the 7th and 12th centuries, Islam became the center of a brilliant civilization and of a great scientific, philosophic, and artistic culture. Although its language was neither Greek nor Latin, Islam absorbed a great deal of Greek culture which it managed to preserve for the Latin West. Islam absorbed and added its culture to the heritage of Greece, Rome, Judaism, Christianity, and the Near East.
In the beginning the Muslims were both open and cautious. They borrowed and integrated elements of other cultures into their own. The new religion of Islam, adopted elements of Christian, Jewish, and pagan religious beliefs and practices.
The Muslims tolerated religious minorities within territories they had conquered so long as these minorities recognized Islamic political rule, paid taxes, and did not proselytize among Muslims. Still, the Muslims were careful to protect the purity of their religion, language, and law from any foreign influence.
The presentation covers the following:
The Spread of Islam Map
Early Days of Islam (2)
Muhammad, the Prophet
Muhammad’s Obligations of Faith
Medina & Mecca
Early Muslim Expansion
Shiites & Sunnites
Islam’s Golden Age
End of Presentation
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