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RELI 0150

The Islamic Traditions

The Islamic Traditions
What is Islam? Is it a religion, a way of life, a civilization, or a political ideology? Was Muhammad a political leader, a warrior, or an ascetic? What is the Qur’an? How did it develop as a sacred text and how does it compare to the Bible? This course is designed to provide a platform for us to explore such questions by focusing on historical, social, and intellectual developments in the wide swath of land known as the Muslim world. Special attention will be given to early developments of the Islamic community as well as the later response of different Muslim communities to modernity. 3 hrs. lect./disc
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL MDE PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2003

Fall 2003

RELI0150A-F03 Lecture (Mourad)
RELI0150X-F03 Discussion (Mourad)
RELI0150Y-F03 Discussion (Mourad)
RELI0150Z-F03 Discussion (Mourad)