2.1.4 Spread of Islamic Culture


Explore the spread of Islam through trade routes and architecture in this educational video by Khan Academy.


Guiding Questions:

  1. What are some of the ways that Islam integrated with the cultures that it spread to?
  2. How does architecture in different parts of the world demonstrate this integration?
  3. Why were Sufis especially successful in spreading Islam to new cultures?


Thumbnail: Supplicating Pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Wikimedia Commons, 2005. CC BY-SA 2.5.

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