Constantinople

Constantinople - Constantinople: MMW LEC 5/19/2008 12:57:00...

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Constantinople: MMW LEC 19/05/2008 14:57:00 Constantinople     Wanted people to marry cousins (ideals) because it kept family close Farmers fought each other constantly due to water and land Raiding was also popular, livestock was taken Mecca : run by  Quraysh  (=Mohammed’s clan) Contains  Kaba  (box with nothing in it, it use to have a god inside of it) and  well of Zamzam o Filled with icons of statues o Polytheist culture =multi-tribal center for religion and commerce “jahiliya”=the era of ignorance before Islam Mohamed’s family died really early, his grandparents died, he grew up really  sensitive< wants to help the orphans “isnaad”=chains of transmission(A told B, B told C, etc.) Ishaq wants to show that Mohammed=extraordinary: Eg. Divine signs accompany his birth Threat to bby by enemies who foresee his importance
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