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Apr
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comment What can be considered to be the single most important reason for the decline of muslim Golden Age?
I kind of disagree with this analysis. Muhammad died in 632, and the "meteoric rise" happened during Umar's reign (634-644) but the Caliphate regained stability long after that, after incorporating all new territories. The Umayyad Caliphate lasted until 750, and the Islamic Golden Age (which the OP asked about) persisted until the Mongolian conquest in 1258.
Mar
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Mar
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answered Why did the dominance of maize last so long in North America?
Mar
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Mar
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comment Why is such big density of churches in medieval towns?
Have you been to Muslim countries, in today's devout (or even moderate) Muslim towns, there is high density of mosques as well.
Feb
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comment How did Saudi Arabia become and remain strongly Wahhabi?
I don't think "Wahhabism's unpopularity with the rest of Muslims actually helps". Mainstream Sunnis obviously prefers mainstream sunnis to control it, while Shias will really prefer anyone other than Wahhabis (who are really intolerant and hostile to Shias).
Jan
22
comment Why don't people without access to clean water drink beer anymore?
Seconded @James request. As far as I know, the possession of alcohol isn't a capital crime under the Sharia, even in countries with the strictest implementation (unlike, say, murder, or apostasy). It can be punished up to 80 lashes in those countries, though.
Jan
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asked How did Saudi Arabia become and remain strongly Wahhabi?
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Dec
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Nov
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comment How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
According to Wikipedia, Abd al-Rahman were born in 731, so if those people had met with him before, it must have been when he'd been 8 years old or younger. Do you think they could recognize him in 755?
Nov
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Nov
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Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How were mounted infantry (like dragoons) used in battle?
Nov
15
asked How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
Nov
15
asked How were mounted infantry (like dragoons) used in battle?
Sep
4
comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
@LennartRegebro probably, but while we can probably take Anixx's word when he observe banks today do these practices (I know they do), I think we need reference to claim that individuals ~13 centuries ago also did the same trick
Aug
27
comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
@jwenting are you saying that it is the common way for merchants in this era to raise funds for their venture? That's completely new to me
Aug
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