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The Golden Age of Islam

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By: Robert Williams Islam's Golden Age In the Golden Age Arabesques or ornamental designs with flowing lines in original Arabic decorations Intellectual: The legal system in Islam during the Golden Age was the Islamic Law system Political: The social and economic classes during the Golden Age of Islam were as follows: Social: Travel Agency: Global Expeditions Trips Economic: Natural Resources: Arts an Architecture: Legal Systems and Laws: Social and Economic Classes: Some of the natural resources during the Golden Age of Islam were food, water, and light. A natural resource is is a source found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans. Wood was used to decorate doors and others object's and was a sign of wealth Pottery decorated in gold or silver was also prized during the Islamic Golden Age Muhammad had restrictions against using human figures to represent the Islamic faith, so not many people are featured in Islamic art Golden Age:
Mid 7th Century to the Mid 13th Century With this law system it was good if you followed the "right path" or the word of God Some laws in the Golden Age of Islam were: An individual became an adult at puberty.
A man could marry up to four wives at once.
A wife could refuse to go with her husband on journeys.
The in-take of an orphaned infant the public's responsibility.
A wife had the right to food, clothing, housing, and a marriage gift from her husband.
When the owner of a female slave accepted her child as his very own child, the child became free. The child's mother became free when the owner died.
In an inheritance, a brother took twice the amount as his sister. (The brother also had a responsibility to look after the finances for his sister.)
A husband could annul a marriage by rejecting or divorcing his wife three times.
A wife could return her ring to her husband for a divorce. She could also get a divorce ending her marriage if her husband mistreated, abanded, or failed to support her.
After a divorce, the mother had the right of taking her young children with her. •Committing adultery: death by stoning.
•Committing highway robbery: execution; crucifixion; exile; imprisonment; or right hand and left foot cut off.
•Committing theft: right hand cut off (second offense: left foot cut off; imprisonment for further offenses).
• Saying slander: 80 lashes from a whip
•Drinking wine or any other alcoholic beverage: 80 lashes from a whip Muslim Arabs:the most royal and paid less in all taxes
Muslim Non Arabs or Mawali:paid more in taxes than Muslim Arabs
Dhimmis: People of the book or people that were based around religion;higher than slaves but not as good as Muslims
Slaves: The lowest social class and were owned by a wealthy owner and worked all of their life
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