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Unformatted text preview: b. Caliph & Imams (Shiites) in Islam 2. Patriarchal Lineage a. David & Bathsheba give birth to Solomon to continue line b. Mary & Joseph give birth to Jesus c. Muhammad & wives bear sons that die before age of maturity. This shows that Muhammad did try to continue his line; however, he disowns Zayd in order to marry Zaynab, which seals the prophecy. IV. Differences 1. Religious Toleration a. Pax Islamica – Peace for Muslims within Empire b. Social Pyramid – Islam/Arabs, Persians, Kurds/Jews, Christians, Zorastrians c. Dhimmis – Non-Muslim protectorates, paid a poll tax, Caliph had to have a legitimate reason to kick them out of the community d. All of humanity is open to religion 2. Polygamy 1. Men were permitted to have multiple wives; Muhammad had several 3. Representation of God and His messenger 1. Islam doesn’t permit representation of God or Muhammad in artwork, hence the absence of Muslim artists… => Calligraphy...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 253 taught by Professor Powers, d during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08
- POWERS, D