Muslim Spain map
Map of Spain muslim. Muslim Spain map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Muslim Spain map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. By 711 an Arab raiding party led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, and defeated the Visigothic king Roderic at the Battle of Guadalete. Tariq's commander, Musa bin Nusair landed with substantial reinforcements, and by 718 the Muslims dominated most of the peninsula, establishing Islamic rule that ended in 1492 as its shown in muslim Spain map. During this period the number of Muslims increased greatly, though the majority of population remained Christian. While under the status of dhimmis the Christian and Jewish subjects had to pay higher taxes than Muslims and they were forbidden from holding positions of power over Muslims. The era of Muslim rule before 1055 is generally considered a "Golden Age" for the Jews as Jewish intellectual and spiritual life flourished in Spain.
Spain has a long history of Islamic tradition under its belt. From cuisine to architecture, the southern European country has been linked to the North of Africa through many common elements. At the end of 2019, there were approximately 2.1 million Muslims in Spain, most of them of Spanish and Moroccan nationality, with upwards of eight hundred thousand believers in both cases as its mentioned in muslim Spain map. With a Muslim population of more than 560 thousand people, Catalonia was home to the largest Muslim community in Spain as of the same date.
In 705 al-Walīd I, the sixth caliph of the Umayyad dynasty, the first great Muslim dynasty centred in Damascus, appointed Mūsā ibn Nuṣayr governor in the west; Mūsā annexed all of North Africa as far as Tangier (Ṭanjah) and made progress in the difficult task of propagating Islam among the Imazighen. The rapid success of the Islamic forces can be explained by the fact that Hispano-Visigoth society had not yet succeeded in achieving a compact and homogeneous integration. Thus, in the first half of the 8th century, a new society developed in Muslim Spain. The period between 711 and 756 is called the dependent emirate because Muslim Spain, or Al-Andalus, was dependent on the Umayyad caliph in Damascus as you can see in muslim Spain map.