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ISLA 380 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Al-Farabi

AL-FARABI First Cause (Allah, we cant define it in logical ways) First Intellect Sphere Soul Second Intellect Active Intellect 1. First Cause - Unique, perfect and uncaused 2. Second Intellects - Second causes - First enti...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 380
Attar
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Misogyny

ISLA 210 Last Lecture Debunk cultural approach (religion) in studying Muslim women. Modernity and colonisation overlap. Epitome of muslims who suffer from justice and oppression are people like us they were not passiv...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Blue-Collar Worker, Ambivalence, Ribat

ISLA 210 Week 13 Lecture 11 Women and Work: A Comparative Study Introduction: Did modernity improve significantly the status of women in the Middle East? Mamluk (slaves) period came before the...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Upper Class, Persian Cossack Brigade, Skuon

Women and Reform: Turkey and Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Why are they important in terms of gender issues? Both were military officers. Also, Turkey and Iran are two of the most independent countri...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Salafi Movement, Manal, Tawhid

ISLA 210 Week 11 Lecture 8 Wahhabism is a specific ideology to Saudi Arabia. It has to do with struggle of power. Saudi Arabia is rich, which is why it is a dominant ideology. Map is i...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Social System, Self-Ownership

ISLA 210 Week 10 Lecture 8 A critique of Ahmed, Women and Gender in Islam and Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite. The Veil as a Colonial Discourse First theme is that the Quran is a broad, general proposition mo...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: False Consciousness, Edward Said

ISLA 210 Week 9 Lecture 7 Watch video to complete lecture notes Most important aspect in studying women in Middle East is Orientalism. What is Orientalism? It is entrenched in most academic circles. It is not imaginativ...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: An-Nisa

ISLA 210 Week 8 Lecture 6 Honor is important because crimes against honor are still strong. Represents the continuation of tribalism the tribal mentality is still present. The Wives of Prophet Muhammad and Public Activ...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Umm Salama

ISLA 210 Week 6 Lecture 5 The Prophet and Women Readings: The Prophet and Women, Fatima Mersnissi *Lecturesdonotcountasasourceforthetermpaper.Haveatopicfornextclass(whyisitimportant, in what POV do you want to treat t...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Salah, Fiqh, Ayah

ISLA 210 Week 5 Lecture 4 Women and Veiling Readings: The Hijab, Fatima Mernissi Final exams are based on the readings What we see today is only one way of veiling, it is the dominant form. We will talk about 3 meaning...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Pietism, Leila Ahmed, Qibla

ISLA 210 Week 4 Lecture 3 Women and Misogyny Readings: A Tradition of Misogyny (I&II), by Fatima Mernissi Muhammad Al-Bukhari collected the traditions of Prophet Muhammad in a book of 6 volumes (known as Sahih al-Bukh...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Medina, Jahiliyyah, Qarmatians

ISLA 210 Week 3 Lecture 2 Women in early Islam - Major theme is the transition, historical transition meaning change, the new system carries institutions of the old one and invents new ones. Forces are...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Upper Class, Leila Ahmed, Misdemeanor

ISLA 210 Week 3 Lecture 1 Readings: Women and Gender in Islam p. 9-38 Last week 5 pillars of Islam - Shahada: Faith. - Salat: Prayer. - Zakt: Charity. - Sawm: Fasting. - Hajj: Pilgr...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Leila Ahmed, Islamic Culture, Qarmatians

Lecture 1 The Pre-Islamic Middle East Rant: 5 Pillars of Islam established during Muhammed but mainly observed by most non- fundamental Muslims 1. Witness no God but God & Mu...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab
ISLA 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Stanford University Press, Human Rights Watch, Juan Cole

L'universit McGill attache une haute importance lhonntet acadmique. Il incombe par consquent tous les tudiants de comprendre ce que l'on entend par tricherie, plagiat et autres infractions acadmiques, ainsi que les consq...

Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Malek Abisaab

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