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Unformatted text preview: importance, by 1) male fighters; 2) territory; 3)camels; 4) women; and 5) gold and other forms of disposable wealth G. Key Jahiliyyah cultural values Islamized after Muhammad’s mission a. Tribal honor and male pride as a defensive concept honor is single most important in Islam) b. Tribal honor and male pride as expressed in the gazwa (raid) c. Tribal honor and the code of hospitality (3 days) H. The gazwa and the taking of women were important: a. Survival interests. There was a severe gender imbalance in ancient Arabia b. The code of honor: a family’s honor was invested in its women (This fact made women much feared) c....
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- Spring '08
- Islam, Saudi Arabia, Qur'an, Arabia Petraea, pre-islamic arabia, Tribal honor