Islamic Life Chapter 14 Lesson 3

Muslim life was highly dependent on trade. Merchants went all the way to China to trade. They traded for stuff like silk, rubies, and gold. Islamic merchants were a common thing to see at inns and rest areas.

Muslim Merchants

Mosques and bazaars were common things to see in an Islamic city. Most Islamic people were farmers. Most farms were owned by wealthy landowners who hired poor people to work for them.

An Islamic Farm. (With the Army???)

Muslims contributed a lot to modern science and astronomy. They helped translate writings into Arabic. Some astronomers invented a better astrolabe. They also confirmed that the earth is round. They also experimented with chemistry and metals.

Islamic Astronomy

Here are some definitions for you.

Mosques: Muslim houses of worship that also serviced as schools and courts.

Bazzar: An Arabic marketplace like shopping malls.

Astrolabe: A toll that helped sailors navigate by looking at the possisions of the stars.

Minarets: A tower from which an announcer calls Muslims to pray five times a day.

Muslims made beautiful buidings and architecture. One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal, was made by a Muslim who wanted to make a tomb for his wife. It took 20 years to make! It is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

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