This is a 23 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Muslim Civilizations: The Rise of Islam. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Islam was a religion founded in the 7th Century AD by Muhammad, an Arabian merchant from the city of Mecca. In the centuries leading up to the birth of Muhammad, Christianity had become the dominant faith of the Mediterranean and it's message was quickly spreading to other regions of the world via the major trade routes of the era.
Mecca was a city along these trade routes, and may have played a role in the flow of goods and ideas between the trade systems of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. It should therefore come as no surprise that Islam would be heavily influenced by the traditions of Christianity and Judaism.
The expansion of Islam was astounding. In just 100 years since Muhammad first claimed prophethood, Islam had by force of arms, conquered all of Arabia and then expanded out and conquered as far west as Spain and as far east as Afghanistan. The Islamic Caliphate had become the largest empire the world had yet known, controlling some of the most important centers of civilization.
The presentation covers the following:
Spread of Islam Map
Origins of Islam
Commonality of Religions
Life of Muhammad
The Rashidun Caliphate
The Wars of Apostasy
Caliphate of Umar
Conquest of the Maghreb
Invasion of Europe
Rise of Christianity
Rise of Islam
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... The Muslim Civilizations.