2. The Muslim Holy men, also known as the Marabouts, influenced the commerce in African slavery greatly. They influenced many slave sellers, such as Cheggeun, to convent their slaves to Muslim. They listed many advantages they would have such as being rewarded by God. They taught the slaves how to pray and how to perform ablutions. Lastly, the Marabouts told the slaves to serve their masters well and in return they would be treated fairly and be comfortable. Sooner or later they would also gain their freedom. Thus, the sellers that day and the next took special care of their slaves. They fed them meat and allowed them to sleep in tents to keep them warm. Overall, the Marabouts improved the conditions for the slaves and helped to preserve the slave’s lives. They lowered the rate of mortality. Cheggeun even noticed that none of the slave died during those days of comfort for the slaves.
3. The organization of the slave trade in North