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Spread of Islam in South and Southeast Asia

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Steph Gorges

on 11 January 2013

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Transcript of Spread of Islam in South and Southeast Asia

Spread to
South Asia Trading between
Muslims and Hindus Differences between
and Islam India´s flexibility to accept other cultures facilitated the spread of Islam. Because of trade = large amount
of Muslims entered the region Opposite religious systems Different perspectives about society Yet Hinduism was
open, tolerant and
inclusive. Islam had a strict doctrine, sought converts, & committed to monotheism. However Islam was
highly egalitarian Hindus believe in the caste system hierarchy All believers are
equal in the eyes of Allah Indian society integrated Muslims into sub-castes (jati) within the caste hierarchy Spread of
Islam into
Southeast Asia Sea born trading SE Asia was a middle
ground for trading. Goods from China were
transferred from
East Asian vessels to Arab
or Indian ships. SE Asian Ruling Elites embrace Indian culture (included Islam) Sufi missionaries In the 13th century, Shrivijaya collapsed and the new leader converted to Islam - led to spread. Spread of Islam in Asia What are the differences between the spread of Islam to Southeast Asia vs. the spread of Islam in South Asia?

REASON: Migrations from the north Delhi Sultanate Sufi missionaries REASON: REASON: REASON: REASON:
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