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The caliph

Was considered to be the successor of Muhammad as well as a political leader


Like Buddhism and Christianity, Islam can be described as a derivative religion. Each grew out of another religious tradition through the efforts of of one individual. In what way was Islam different from the others?

The spread of Islam was vastly more successful in a shorter period of time


According to Islamic tradition, the Quran was compiled from

Revelations from Allah to Muhammad


By 1500, Islam had spread to all of the following regions EXCEPT

East Asia


How was Islam able to hold together the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southern Europe a a single region during the era of 600-1500

Muslims bridged cultural differences and embraced literacy, artistic, philosophical, and scientific traditions of others


Women roles in Islamic societies were eventually defined by

The interaction between religion and region