First, let’s start with how it is that Mali became one of the wealthiest country in Africa. After the decline of Ghana, there wer...
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...things only deescalated further from there. They ended with the Islam being combined with local religious beliefs. So while they still had Islamic influence, it was not the same as it was with Mali.
In conclusion, Mali’s growth lead it to become a center of Islamic influence in Africa because there is direct correlation between the growth of Mali as a country and the increasing influence of Islamic influence. Also, the factors that lead to the spread of Islam in Mali did not yield the same results in other states because the circumstances were different. Without the geographical placement that Mali had that allowed the country to flourish with trade and without a king that was willing to rule by example above all else, no other regions ever had as great an Islamic influence as the state of Mali. The closest was to mix Islam with local religious beliefs.
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