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Department
Religion
Course
RLG204H5
Professor
Alireza Haghighi
Semester
Summer

Description
Islam - an Introduction Schimmel Chapter 1 (1-9) Arabia before Islam - Jahiliyya - time of ignorance - Virtues of Bedouins - bravery, boundless hospitality, revenge, faith in an immutable fate, but doesnt display much religious consciousness. Chapter 2 (11-17) Mohammed - was born in about 570 in Mecca as a member of the Hashim clan of the Quraish - he lost his parents early and was brought up by his uncle - Abu Talib - he devoted himself to trade - after his come successful journeys to Syria, called al-amin for his reliability, married his employer, Khadija, who was his senior. - Khadija - bore him several kids from which only 4 survived - she died when he was 50 and he did not marry anyone else - when he was 40 he started having hallucinations which Khadija supported him for - on page 12 - description of how judgment day will be - tauhid - the acknowledgement of God's unity. Shirk - associating something with God - the duty of human beings is to surrender to this unique, omnipotent God, the Merciful, the Compassionate; to surrender from the bottom of one's heart, with one's whole soul and with one's whole mind. - the word Islam means this complete surrender to the Divine will; and the one who practices such surrender is a Muslim. - the Muslims,
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