Northern Muslim States

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Geography
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Northern Muslim States

Islam was the main religion in the north part of Africa.After Muhammad's death in 632, Islam swept across the northwest part of Africa.By 670, Muslims ruled Egypt and had entered the Maghrib.African rulers would convert to Islam and then base their government on Islamic law.Among those who converted to Islam were the Berbers. The Berbers were mountains dwellers and the original inhabitants of North Africa. While they accepted Islam as their faith, many maintained their Berber identities and loyalties.

Age-Set System:An age set consisted of young people within a region who were born during a certain time period. Together, each age set passed through identified life stages, such as a warrior or elder. Ceremonies marked the passage to each new stage. Men and women had different life stages. The age set system taught discipline, community service, and leadership skills.

Modes of Transport

In North Africa, two groups of Muslim reformers founded empires.In the 11th century, the Almoravid Empire controlled Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, and part of Spain.Beginning in the mid-1100s, the Almohad Empire controlled Morocco, much of the Maghrib, and part of Spain.

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Goods

Camels were the main mode of transportation because they were the only animals able to go without water long enough to cross the Sahara Desert.

Citations

"Early Years of the Empire." Great Empires of the Past Online. Infobase Publishing. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. . "The Empire at Its Largest." Great Empires of the Past Online. Infobase Publishing. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. ."The Ghana Empire." Great Empires of the Past Online. Infobase Publishing. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. .McDougal , Holt. World History: Patterns of Interaction. 2012. 409-412. Print. .

Political & Social Structure

Spread of Religion and Ideas

Currency & Banking Structure

Daily Life

Dinars were used as currency. Dinars were gold or silver coins.

History

The people in North Africa were traders, merchants, and miners.

Northern Muslim States670-1269 CE

Maghrib: The part of North Africa that is today the Mediterranean coast of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.


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