Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry

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Spring 2019


the discussion of the Ridda Wars is one which needs more light shined upon it. These wars are not often mentioned, however, they are a series of wars that most historians know occurred. Those who focus on Islamic studies often debate about whether these series of wars was a religious or political movement, I say they are both. Abu Bakr gained several enemies which lead to the series of wars that make up the Ridda Wars or Wars of Apostacy. How did these wars shape Islamic culture? The Wars of Apostacy began the line of the Caliphs and people being forced under the rule of the Caliph. To conduct my research about the affect of these wars, I examined documents about the prophets and caliphates. Throughout research, the underlying effects were almost undeniable.


Faculty Adviser: Barbara Newton



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