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RLG100Y1 Study Guide - Religious Text, Hajj


Department
Religion
Course Code
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay

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ISLAM REVIEW
Lineage of prophets after Muhammad (splitting of two tribes)
oDifferences/Similarities
oIman – compare definitions of each tribe
Qur’an
oSacred text of Muslim tradition
oGiven to Muhammad by God through multiple revelations
oBelieved to be the direct word of God
oAlone when he receives it from Angel Gabriel
oOral translation (Muhammad is illiterate)
oWritten in Arabic – not considered to be word of God if not in Arabic
Hadith
o6 cannonical books (page 212 in textbook)
oStory of Muhammad’s life that guide’s Muslims in the way they should live their
life (that is not written in the Qur’an)
oIt is an eye-witness account of the way Muhammad lived
oProvides structure for society; live life like Muhammad
Different schools of law
oWhat will bring you reward/punishments; which acts are lawful/obligatory,
commendable, neutral, reprehensible, unlawful/forbidden give examples of
ranges
Hejira (622 BCE)
oMuhammad leaves Mecca to Medina
oIslam flourishes
oStart of Muslim calendar
5 Pillars of Islam
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