The Islamic Tradition

The Islamic Tradition WT
This is a historical and thematic introduction to the Islamic tradition and the worldwide Muslim community, with a special emphasis on the medieval period. Stressing sources, doctrines, religious institutions and practices, topics will include: Arabia and the Near East before Islam; the life and times of Prophet Muhammad; the Qur'an, Islam's scripture; the spread of Islam and the formation of Islamic identities; the development of the traditions of Hadith and Shariah; the major sects, schools of law and theology including Mu'tazila, Sunna, Shi'a, and the mystical movement (Sufism); the diversity in Islamic beliefs and practice; art and architecture; and the intricate relation between religion and politics in shaping religious doctrines. 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
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RELI 0150

All Sections in Fall 2011

Fall 2011

RELI0150A-F11 Lecture (Madaninejad)
RELI0150X-F11 Discussion (Madaninejad)
RELI0150Y-F11 Discussion (Madaninejad)