What were the effects of the spread of Islam?
In summary, the coming of Islam to Sub-Saharan Africa facilitated the rise of political empires, encouraged trade and wealth, and increased the traffic in slavery. In its pure form, Islam was more attractive to kings because of its concept of the caliph combined political power with religious authority.
How did Islam spread to South Africa?
In the 1800s there were two groups of Muslims that emigrated to South Africa from India. The first began with a wave of immigration by indentured labourers from South India in the 1860s. These labourers were brought to South Africa by the British. 7-10% of these labourers were Muslim.
What is the most popular religion in South Africa?
Christianity is the dominant religion in South Africa, with almost 80% of the population in 2001 professing to be Christian.
In which country Islam is spreading fast?
How do I convert to Islam?
Converting to Islam requires the shahada, the Muslim profession of faith (“there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”). Islam teaches that everyone is Muslim at birth but the parents or society can cause them to deviate from the straight path.
Why do people convert to Islam?
When asked to specify why they became Muslim, converts give a variety of reasons. About a quarter say they preferred the beliefs or teachings of Islam to those of their prior religion, while 21% say they read religious texts or studied Islam before making the decision to switch.
Who destroyed Buddhism in India?
Ikhtiar Uddin Muhammad Bin Bakhtiyar Khilji