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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?
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reviewed Approve How were mounted infantry (like dragoons) used in battle?
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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
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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
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comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
Also, the Indian ocean trade was mostly peaceful, before the arrival of the Europeans
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comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
@jwenting by steal, you mean rob, like a pirate? But you need ships and crew for that, meaning you need initial investment..
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revised How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
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comment How did Muslim traders raise investments given Islam's prohibition of usury?
In fact, I know this is how Islamic banks today lend money (I added a wikipedia link), but my question is how about 7th-13th century, when there were no banks? How do we know that they also used these methods?
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comment How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
@FelixGoldberg Even if he did, how did people from Spain verify relics from a ruling family previously based in Damascus?
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