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1

Caliphs

Successors

2

Reasons for successful expansion

Tolerable rulers -- portable ( easy to convert) -- 3Cs -- Persia/Byzantine decline-- non-believer tax

3

Arabic

Source of unity

4

3Cs

Conquest--commerce--conversion

5

Sunni

Majority, elect caliphs

6

Shiite

Aka Shia-- caliph=descendant of Muhammad

7

Sufi

Missionary, fasting & rituals

8

4 rightly guided caliphs

Spread Islam, 3Cs, division