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Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam ebook

Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam ebook

Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Patricia Crone

Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam


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Local Arab tribes In the spring of 624, Muhammad received word from his intelligence sources that a trade caravan, commanded by Abu Sufyan and guarded by thirty to forty men, was travelling from Syria back to Mecca. Imagine the Middle East in the early centuries of the Common Era. As a result of the conference with the Jewish delegation, however, Abu Sufyan became more conscious of the danger to the Meccan trade by the further spread of Islam. The border between their two empires keeps . The two dominant powers in the region are the Romans and the Persians, with a long history of fighting over territory and trade routes. Around this time, an unschooled loner, 40, from the tribe of Quraysh in the trading town of Mecca took to roaming the nearby hills, engaged in a solitary spiritual quest. What is the Islamic perspective on fair trade? Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Mecca was a centre of commerce and caravans from Asia to Africa passed through on a regular basis. €Having unlearnt most of what we knew about Meccan trade, do we find ourselves deprived of our capacity to explain the rise of Islam? Download The English Version · Download The Arabic Version. Http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/med/crone.html. A Response to Patricia Crone's Book: Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Patricia Crone is professor of Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. [4] Patricia Crone, Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987), 244; also available at: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/med/crone.html (accessed December 16, 2005). The Muslim victory also signaled other tribes that a new power had arisen in Arabia and strengthened Muhammad's authority as leader of the often fractious community in Medina. Historically, trade and commerce played a crucial role in the spread of Islam. Having unlearnt most of what we knew about Meccan trade, do we find ourselves deprived of our capacity to explain the rise of Islam?

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