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Islam

  • Jan 1, 610

    Muhammad's First Vision

    Muhammad's First Vision
    When Muhammad went on a a religious retreat to a cave near Mecca and was approached by an angel named Gabriel while meditating. The angel told him to read and Muhammad told the angel he could not read. After this revelation Muhammad received no more signs from Allah for many months. Muhammad began his teachings in Mecca and his revelations bagan again. http://kaweah.com/blog/2008/06/19/the-trinity-of-islam/
  • Period: Jan 1, 610 to Jan 1, 622

    Muhammad Preaches in Mecca

    After receiving his revelation from the angel Muhammad began teaching the message of the Quran to the people of Mecca and started gaing followers. Even though Muhammad was gaining followers many people in Mecca felt that he was rejecting their many gods and many did not fully except the Mulim religion that included only one god.
  • Jan 1, 622

    Muhammad and His Followers Flee to Yathrib

    Muhammad and His Followers Flee to Yathrib
    A short time after Muhammad began his teachings, many leaders started to fear his influence on their people. Muhammad and his follower were were attacked and tortured multiple times but the citizens who felt it was wrong to reject the many gods. They were also attacked by the political leaders who feared Muhammad and his teachings. Muhammad and his followers fled to Yathrib, a town across the red sea, seeking safty. http://www.layers-of-learning.com/islam-for-kids-hejira/
  • Jan 1, 624

    The Muslims Re-enter Mecca

    The Muslims Re-enter Mecca
    When the muslims felt it was safe to re-enter Mecca Muhammad and his followers returned. Muhammad entered the city peacefully and people started to accept the religion more. Muhammad also dedicated the Kaaba to Allah and told the citizens that from then on they would only worship Allah instead of their many gods. http://www.al-islam.org/hamza-bin-abdul-muttalib-kamal-al-sayyid/hamza-bin-abdul-muttalib
  • Jan 1, 632

    Muhammad's Death

    Muhammad's Death
    In 632 Muhammad died of an illness, this left his followers confused about who their next leader should be since he had no male heir. This lead to his followers spliting into two groups. The two groups contained people who believed they should be lead by a decendent of Muhammad and those who believed they should be lead by the best leader. http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/rulership-and-justice/islamic-period/image-resource-bank/image-09.html
  • Jan 1, 650

    The Quran is Written Down

    The Quran is Written Down
    Since the teachings of Muhammad were origionally tought orally, they were never written down. In 650 his teachings were finally written down in the Quran. The Quran is made up of the obligations, duties, and behavior standards for muslims that came from though Muhammad's teachings that he recieved form god in his revelations. http://www.onislam.net/english/shariah/quran/introduction-to-the-quran/455922-transmission-of-the-qurans-written-text.html
  • Jan 1, 732

    Muslim Empire Reaches It's Furthest Extent

    Muslim Empire Reaches It's Furthest Extent
    After going throught many cities and converting many citizens to the religion of Islam, the empire reached it's furthest extent. Even though this was the point in history when the empire was at it's largest, this was not the time of the golden age for the empire. http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/lectures/AthenstoBaghdad.htm
  • Jan 1, 747

    Revolt defeats the Umayyads

    Revolt defeats the Umayyads
    After much distreatment from the Umayyads during their rule, Abu al-Abbas, a relavtive of Muhammad, led a revolt aginst them. Once the Umayyads were defeated, Abu al-Abbas establish a new dynasty for the empire. http://www.al-islam.org/gallery/kids/Books/companion12/12.htm
  • Jan 1, 754

    Baghdad Become The New Capital

    Baghdad Become The New Capital
    Once the new dynasty of the Islamic civilization had been established, Baghdad became the new capital and place of power and trade. Once Baghdad became the new capital, culture and many other aspects such as trade, economy, and the arts flourished thoughout the city. http://quraninstitute.net/archives/133
  • Period: Jan 1, 786 to Jan 1, 809

    The Golden Age

    During the age of the Abbasid calpihate Islam experienced a golden age where culture, trade, and economy flourished. This golden age was brought by the ruler Harun al-Rashid after the capital had been moved to Bahgdad. Culture, trade, and economy flourished under Harun's rule because there were no current wars or conflicts which allowed people to focus on other aspects.
  • Jan 1, 1055

    The Seljuk Turks Conquer Baghdad

    The Seljuk Turks Conquer Baghdad
    In 1055 a group of people called the Seljuk Turks invaded Baghdad. A Turkish leader captured Baghdad and declared himself the holder of power. While religious affairs were in the hands of other people and leaders, the Turks were in control of the political, economical, and military power of the empire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258)
  • Jan 1, 1071

    The Seljuk Turks Attack the Byzantine Empire

    The Seljuk Turks Attack the Byzantine Empire
    After leaving Baghdad the Byzantine empire challenged the Seljuk Turks and soon realised that it was a miistake. The Byzantine empire looked for help from the west but recieved nothing. These acts eventually led to the Crusades. http://www.turkishpeople.net/travel_turkey_seljuks/default.htm