Additionally, the resulting urbanization and increase in trade in Africa brought Muslims to settle in new areas and spread their faith. As a result, Islam in sub-Saharan Africa likely doubled between 1869 and 1914.
Asked in Islam, Geography, History of Islam
What geographic areas did Islam influence?
For the most part, Islam influenced Turkey, the Middle east, North Africa, West Africa, the Horn of Africa, South Asia, and the Indonesian Archipelago. Islam influenced also the middle part of Asia including Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, and many other countries. Islam influences also some countries in Europe as Albania, Bulgaria, and other countries. ...
Why does North Africa have influences from both Europe and Asia?
North Africa has influence from Europe because the Europeans took it over (specifically the French, Spanish, Italians, and British). North Africa has influence from the Middle East because it is predominately Islam and it was also taken over by the Middle East as well. ...
How did Islam influence the government of the Safavid Empire?
Sunni Muslims within the Safavid Empire were forced to become Shia Muslims. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
What influence does the Christian religion have on Africa?
It is the second largest after Islam. This no doubt has created tensions. This is part of the division in Sudan. A ethnic, religious, and economic struggle. ...
How might Africa be different if Islam was not there?
Islam is such a driving force in the regions of Africa where it is practiced that it is almost impossible to imagine what Africa would look like without Islam. Probably the best guess is to look at Christian Africa to get a sense of it. ...