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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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comment Who kept noble prisoners captured in battle?
What would someone gain from capturing noblemen then?
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comment Who kept noble prisoners captured in battle?
@FelixGoldberg does that mean that it's disadvantageous to capture a higher-ranking prisoner? Because higher ranking nobles would keep them and get the ransom, not you.
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comment Who kept noble prisoners captured in battle?
@FelixGoldberg did the same rule of thumb apply to who received the ransom money?
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