FC: The Life and Pilgrimage of the Richest Man in the World
1: Extravagant- Lavish, Excessive Entourage-A group of people a around a significant person Zealous- Devoted, Fervent Mansa - Translates to "king of kings" Endeavor-Attempt to achieve a goal. Sultan- A powerful ruler in a Islamic empire.
2: Setting | This story takes place in the Malian Empire and North Africa during 1280-1337 A.D.
3: importance, who gave him the name Musa. After this, his life would be marked with two | During 1280 B.C, Our character was born to a family of no notable | improbable before becoming the Mansa of the Malian Empire.
4: The first unlikely event in his life, was the dreadful and accidental killing of his mother. The killing of his mother took place on the Eid al-Adha, a popular Muslim holiday in Mali. On the holiday he covered her in | her in gifts of innumerable fine garments, accidentally smothering her to death.
5: The second event occurred shortly after he was appointed deputy and heir to the Sultan of Mali, a common tradition when the ruler went on a endeavor. The endeavor the | Sultan had taken was to reach the end of the ocean. A year after not returning Musa was named Mansa of Mali.
6: During his reign, Musa was a zealous Muslim and chose to make his required pilgrimage to Meca. Besides the religions obligation to do the pilgrimage, his desire to make up for the death of his mother and exhibit the wealth of his country influenced the choice to travel to Meca.
7: Following him on his pilgrimage was his entourage, who exhibited great wealth, with slaves carrying thousands of gold bars and camels holding pounds of gold dust. Also accompanying him was heralds, all wearing fine silk and carrying fine gold staffs.
8: His pilgrimage went from Timbuktu to Mecca passing the great cities of Cario and Medina, honoring God by giving vast amounts of gold to the poor and constructing a mosque every Friday.
9: When he reached Mecca he would change into the ihram clothing and shortly after he would begin the Tawaf, which involves circling the Kaaba seven times, among many other rituals.
10: After his return from the pilgrimage he began a large scale construction plan, building many mosques and centers of learning, including the famous Sankore Madrasah, to increase scholarship and honor God.
11: The Author | My name is Joshua Segraves and I am 16. I grew up in south Florida where | I went to a private school for all my life. My interest are film, music, and literature.