Islam, Africa, and Muhammad's Life Timeline

  • 500

    Nok Use Iron Tools

    The Nok learn to make iron tools which allows them to increase farming production, which increased the production, which led to trading cities.
  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1200

    Ghana is a Trading Empire

    Ghana is a large trading empire and became wealthy of taxes.
  • 570

    Muhammad is born

    Muhammad is born into a nomad family.
  • Period: 570 to Jan 1, 632

    Muhammad's Life

    This is the lifetime of the prophet Muhammed.
  • 576

    Muhammad goes to live with his grandfather

    Muhammad goes to live with his grandfather.
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to

    Islam Spreads in Africa

    Islam spreads in Africa.
  • Jan 1, 610

    Muhammad Recieves the Call to be a Prophet

    Muhammad recieves the call to be a prophet.
  • Period: Jan 1, 610 to Jan 1, 632

    Muhammad is a Prophet

    Muhammad is a prophet and recieves and preaches messages from god.
  • Jan 1, 613

    Muhammad Preaches to Makkans

    Muhammad starts to preach to other Makkans, which causes other clans to stop trading with his.
  • Jan 1, 622

    Muhammad Leaves on a Hijrah

    Muhammad takes a hijrah, a religious journey, to Madinah and developed a Muslim community there.
  • Jan 1, 626

    Makkans Staged a Seige of Madinah

    The Makkans hold a siege of Madinah, but failed to capture the city.
  • Jan 1, 632

    Muhammad Dies

    Muhammad dies in Madinah.
  • Jan 1, 634

    Muslims Conquer Syria

    Muslims conquer Syria.
  • Jan 1, 642

    Muslims Conquer Egypt

    Muslims conquer Egypt.
  • Jan 1, 644

    Muslims Conquer Nortwest Africa

    Muslims conquer Northwest Africa.
  • Jan 1, 670

    Muslims Conquer the Middle East

    Muslims conquer the Middle East.
  • Jan 1, 674

    Muslims Lose the Attack on Constantinople

    Muslims lose the attack on Constantinople.
  • Period: Jan 1, 700 to

    Trans-Saharan Trade

    Traders crossed the Sahara desert and Ghana in this trade route which supplied Ghana with taxes.
  • Jan 1, 711

    Muslims Conquer Spain

    Muslims conquer Spain.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Muslims Lose the Battle of Poiters

    Muslims lose the Battle of Poiters in France.
  • Jan 1, 774

    The Umayyadd Dynasty Comes Back Into Power

    The Umayyadd Dynasty comes back into power in Coroba, Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1076

    The Almoravids Conquer Kumbi

    The Almoravids conquer Kumbi, where the Muslims have settled.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to Jan 1, 1200

    Ghana is Under Muslim Contorl

    A weakened Ghana is under Muslim control.
  • Jan 1, 1240

    Mande Conquers Kumbi

    Mande Conquers Kumbi and starts the Kingdom of Mali.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1240 to Jan 1, 1400

    The Kingdom of Mali

    The Kingdom of Mali is in power.
  • Jan 1, 1312

    Mansa Musa Leads Mali

    Mansa Musa becomes the leader of Mali.
  • Jan 1, 1350

    Timbuktu is Founded

    Timbuktu is founded and is a majr trading center.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to Jan 1, 1565

    The Kingdom of Songhai

    The Kingdom of Songhai is in power.
  • Jan 1, 1460

    Sunni Ali is the Military Leader

    Sunni Ali is the military leader.
  • Muslims Conquer Jerusalem

    Muslims conquer Jerusalem.
  • Muhammad goes on a trading trip

    Muhammad goes on a trading trip with his uncle.
  • Muhammad marries Khadijah

    Muhammad marries Khadijah.
  • Abu Talib and Khadijah Die

    Abu Talib and Khadijah, his close family members, die.
  • Muslims Build the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem

    Muslims build the Dome of Rock in Jerusalem.
  • The Abbasids Conquer the Umayyads

    The Abbasids conquer the Umayyads in Baghdad.
  • Muslims Settle in Kumbi

    Muslims settle in Kumbi.
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1125

    Ghana's Golden Age

    Ghana dominates the trade routes which leads to their Golden Age.