Pre-Islamic Arabia, Muhammad and Islam History, Language and Representation
Reading Review According to Wolfe, Muslims view Muhammad, not as a human being, but as the only true prophet. 1. True 2. False 1. Portraits of the prophets 2. Religious books 3. Coins with the likeness of King David 4. Religious relics from Jerusalem According to al-Hibri “the sunnah of the Prophet is being distorted and used by ignorant patriarchal men to subjugate their women.” 1. True 2. False Oleg Grabar describes in his essay a box owned by Hericulius, the emperor of Byzantium (Rum) which contains:
“The Message” Key Issues in the film How is Muhammad represented? What techniques are used to convey his presence and his personality? (opening scenes) How is pre-Islamic Arabia portrayed? What are the connections between the pre-Islamic and Islamic cultures? (opening scenes) What is the idea or ideal of early Islam portrayed in the film? How does convey this ideal through the character of the early Muslims? (Hamza 38:00)
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- Fall '09
- Islam, Qur'an