Umma

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Umma is the community of the faithful in Islam. It was a major change in seventh century Arabia where kinship instead of religion determined community membership.[1]


Umma (modern Tell Jokha) was an ancient city in Sumer, best known for its long frontier conflict with Lagash.

References

  1. The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.
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