The Islamic Tradition

Introduction to Islam WT
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. 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc
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RELI 0150

All Sections in Fall 2013

Fall 2013

RELI0150A-F13 Lecture (Anzali)
RELI0150Y-F13 Discussion (Anzali)
RELI0150Z-F13 Discussion (Anzali)