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RELI0253

The Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad
In this course, we will study Muslim and non-Muslim conceptions of the Prophet Muhammad. We will investigate the historical Prophet with emphasis not only on how the Prophet has been imagined, portrayed, and venerated by Muslims, but also on how he is conceived in the medieval through contemporary Jewish, Christian, and Orientalist imaginations. The aim is to study literature such as sira (biographies of the Prophet), rituals such as mawlid al-nabi (Prophet's birthday), theological approaches to the life of the Prophet to cover Muslim conceptions, and texts spanning the medieval through the contemporary era for better understanding of non-Muslim perceptions. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL PHL

Sections

Spring 2012

RELI0253A-S12 Lecture (Madaninejad)

Fall 2008

RELI0253A-F08 Lecture (Stearns)

Fall 2006

RELI0253A-F06 Lecture (Stearns)