Muslim Societies (ISLA 210) Discussion: Sept. 13, 2017
1. Describe briefly the social structure and dynamics of the 7 century society?
economic hierarchy (agricultural)
tribal system -> social values: loyalty to the tribe, family, hospitality, protection, bravery
honor/shame/reputation of women -> tribal values not muslim values
men job to protect women?
honor is still important in muslim societies
Discuss the significance of Khadija and Fatima in relation to Prophet Muhammad and
their influence on the practices of Islam and the burgeoning Islamic Em