Pre and Post Islamic World Comparison Essay

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The Arab civilization is Saudi Arabia in 650 was mainly nomadic herders thriving off of scarce resources. The rise of Islam in Saudi Arabia grew until1600. Both pre-Islamic and post-Islamic civilizations were egalitarian, this is because in nomadic societies there isn't much one could do to be distinguishable and in Islamic societies it is believed that Allah does not call for distinguished social classes; also in both societies the Qur'an was looked to for life relations in pre-Islamic society, it also was looked on almost as a code of conduct, and in post-Islamic society, the Qur'an is the book of Islam making it a ruling factor of life; however in each society women's status was different, in pre-Islamic nomadic society, women usually did the same work as men, and had much respect, more opposingly in post-Islamic society women had little or no respect to the point where they were very rarely even let out of their homes! In both pre and post Islamic society, usually everyone was basically equal, do to the fact that in nomadic societies there isn't any settlement to distinguish social classes and in Islamic communities wealthy people were to give charity, thus making them equal. In pre-Islamic society, people looked to the Qur'an for guidance and for a code of conduct, similarly in post-Islamic societies; the Qur'an was the book of the faith of Islam, thus becoming the book that told Islamic Muslims everything from what to eat to what they were allowed to eat. In pre-Islamic society, most people were nomadic herders, making both men and women needed for this difficult task; this in turn gave women respect. Contradictory in post-Islamic society, where most people were settled, women lost their respect to men; due mainly to the fact that now women's work was not essential to survival.

In both pre and post Islamic society, usually everyone was basically equal, do to the fact that in nomadic societies there isn't any settlement to distinguish social classes and...
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