Monday, October 25, 2010
Impact of Islam and Muslims in India
The travels of explorer Muhammad Ibn-Abdullah Ibn-Bututa were eased because of this system. He served as an Imam in Delhi, as a judicial official in the Maldives in the Maldives and as an envoy and trader in the Malabar. There was never a contradiction in any of his positions because each of these roles complemented the other. Islam created a compact under which political power, law and religion became fused in a manner so as to safeguard the interests of the mercantile class. This led world trade to expand to the maximum extent possible in the medieval world. Sher Shah Suri took initiatives in improvement of trade by abolishing all taxes which hindered progress of free trade . He built large networks of roads and constructed Grand Trunk Road which connocted Calcutta to Kabul, of which parts of it are still in use today.