HIS 277_Week 1 - HIS/NES 277 1/24/08 Last Lecture = Islam...

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HIS/NES 277 1/24/08 Last Lecture = Islam as unifying This Lecture = Islam as contentious The problem of succession, dynasticism, Shi’ism Spirituality -Cult of monotheism -Poets, soothsayers -Jews, Christians – prophets ~their stories comprise a large section of Islam and life in the Arabian Peninsula -Muhammad’s retreat to a mountain cave to meditate, fast -profound spiritualism experience message came in 610 at age 40 “Recite” -three times, struggle -Message first verse of Quran - Muhammad was confused -Reassured by Khadija, his wife, and her Christian cousin which told him that he wasn’t crazy -Came to understand a message from Allah, the one god, via Allah -Recite in the name of your lord -Who created mankind from a blood clot -In the name of your lord who by means of the pen taught man that which he knew not— Quran 96 1-5 -focuses on the diety as the creator of the universe -From state of ignorance to one of enlightenment Early Messages -unity and omnipotence of god -Judgment and accountability
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIS 277 taught by Professor Hudson during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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HIS 277_Week 1 - HIS/NES 277 1/24/08 Last Lecture = Islam...

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