EFFECTS OF PORTUGUESE ON THE SPREAD OF ISLAM AT THE COAST

The following were the effects of Portuguese on the spread of Islam at east African coast

  • Destruction of towns
  • Destruction of Muslim infrastructures
  • Moral decay
  • Forced Muslim to convert to Christianity
  • Introduced Christianity
  • Expelled Arabs from the coast
  • They were poor and arrogant administrators
  • Destruction of Swahili culture
  • Destruction of trade
  • Introduction of heavy taxes
  • Destroyed Islamic eating methods
  • Divide and rule
  • Destruction of Swahili culture
  • Destruction of Sharia law

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