Essay Assignment on Origin of Islamic Civilaization

In 2-3 pages, please answer the following questions. You should use your notes, the Sufi film and the Islamic
Civilization readings, and you should include a minimum of 1 citation per body paragraph. You do not need
to use any external materials. When finished, please save as a PDF and submit on Blackboard.
Please explain the origins, spread, and evolution of Islamic Civilization from the birth of Mohammed
until 1600 AD. What was Arabia like in 600? What was revolutionary about the message of Islam at
this time? How did it spread, and how did it change over time as it interacted with African,
Mediterranean, Persian and Indian cultures?