Islamic Timeline

  • 500

    Iron Tools

    The Nok used iron tools, like iron farming utensils, which increased farming, which then increased the population, which made the small towns into cities, which encouraged more trade.
  • 500

    Start of Ghana's Empire

    Ghana's trading empire starts
  • 527

    Justinian I

    This was the start of Justinian's rule.
  • 565

    Justinian's End

    Justinian's rule was over.
  • 570

    Birth of Muhammad

    Muhammad was born.
  • Jan 1, 600

    Spread of Islam in Africa

    Islam starts to spread in Africa
  • Jan 1, 610

    Muhammad Meets Gabriel

    Muhammad met Gabriel, an angel, in a sacreed cave.
  • Jan 1, 613

    Muhammad Preaches to the Makkans

    Muhammad starts preaching to the other Makkans.
  • Jan 1, 622

    Muhammad's First Hajrah

    Muhammad left Makkah for Yathrib in his first hajrah, or holy journey.
  • Jan 1, 624

    Muslims and Makkans Have War

    The Muslims and Makkans declare war on each other.
  • Jan 1, 630

    Makkans Broke Truce

    The Makkans broke the truce they made with the Muslims.
  • Jun 8, 632

    Muhammad's Death

    Muhammad died in June 8th, 632.
  • Jan 1, 634

    Syria Conquered

    Syria was conquered by the Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 634

    Caliph Abu Bakr's Death

    The first caliph of Muhammad, Caliph Abu Bakr, died in 634.
  • Jan 1, 642

    Egypt Conquered

    Egypt is conquered by Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 643

    Caliph Umar Conquers the Middle East

    The second caliph, Umar, conquers Iraq, Persia, and the rest of the Middle East.
  • Jan 1, 644

    Northwest Africa Conquered

    Northwest Africa was conquered by Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 644

    Caliph Umar Dies

    The second caliph, Umar, died in 644.
  • Jan 1, 644

    Uthman becomes Caliph

    Uthman becomes the third caliph of Muhammad.
  • Jan 1, 656

    Uthman's Death

    Rebels murdered Uthman in 656.
  • Jan 1, 661

    Death of Caliph Ali ibn Abi

    The fourth caliph, Ali ibn Abi, is murdered by a supporter.
  • Jan 1, 661

    Capitol Moved

    The capitol was moved to Damascus.
  • Jan 1, 670

    Middle East Conquered

    The Middle East was conquered by the Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 674

    Last Attack on Costantinople

    The Muslims started their last attack on Constantinople.
  • Jan 1, 711

    Spain Conquered

    Spain is conquered by the Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 716

    Constantinople Siege

    The Muslims lost the Constantinople Siege, which didn't allow them to get to Europe.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle Lost in Poiters

    The Muslims lost the battle of Poiters, France.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    The Muslims lost the Battle of Tours and were pushed back to Spain.
  • Jan 1, 750

    Umayyads Conquered

    The Umayyads were conquered by the Abbasids.
  • Jan 1, 756

    Umayyad Dynasty at Cordoba, Spain

    The last surviving person of the Umayyad royal family created the Umayyad Dynasty at Cordoba, Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Peak of the Byzantine Empire

    The Byzantine Empire reached its peak at 1000.
  • Jan 1, 1070

    Islam in West Africa

    The Islams started going into West Africa due to the trans-Saharan trade.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Ghana under Muslim control

    The weakened empire gets controlled by Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    End of Ghana Empire

    Ghana's trading empire is over.
  • Jan 1, 1240

    Start of Mali Empire

    The Mali Empire starts in 1240.
  • Jan 1, 1240

    Kumbi Conquered

    Kumbi gets conquered by the Mande.
  • Jan 1, 1312

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was born.
  • Jan 1, 1350


    Timbuktu became the capitol of the Mali Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1352

    Ibn Battuta

    Ibn Battuta, a historian and trader, arrives at Timbuktu.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    End of Mali Empire

    The Mali Empire fell.
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Start of Songhai Empire

    The Songhai Empire started in 1400.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    End of the Byzantine Empire

    The Ottoman Turks take Constantinople, therefore ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1464

    Sunni Ali

    Sunni Ali started his reign in 1464.
  • Jan 1, 1470

    End of Islamic Travel to West Africa

    Muslims stopped traveling to West Africa.
  • Jan 1, 1493

    Askia Mohammad Toure

    Askia Mohammad Toure started his reign in 1493.
  • End of Songhai Empire

    The Songhai Empire ended in 1591.
  • Muslims' Conquest

    Muslims start their conquest on North Africa.
  • Muslims Win

    The Muslims conquered North Africa.
  • End of Spread of Islam in Africa

    Islam spreads throughout Africa.
  • Start of Ghana's Golden Age

    Ghana's Golden Age begins.
  • Jerusalem Conquered

    Jerusalem is conquered by the Islams.
  • Dome of the Rock Built

    The Dome of the Rock was built in Jerusalem.
  • First Trading Trip

    Muhammad accompanied his uncle in his first trading trip.
  • Muhammad Gets Married

    Muhammad married Khadijah.
  • Muhammad's Close Ones Died

    Muhammad's wife, Khadijah, and Abu Talib, his uncle.
  • Muhammad Made a Truce

    Muhammad made a truce with Makkah.
  • Final Persian War

    The Muslims had their final war with Persia.
  • Start of Byzantine's Golden Age

    The Byzantine Empire entered its golden age.