Lecture M 5-18

Lecture M 5-18 - Lecture M5/18 W5/20 1 Mecca o run by...

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1. Mecca : o run by Quraysh(= Mohammed’s clan) o Therefore, multi-tribal center for religion and commerce o “jahiliya” = the era of ignorance before Islam 2. Mecca: the Kaba (pic) 3. “isnad” = chains of transmission (A told B, B told C, etc.) o Ishaq wants to show that Mohammed = extraordinary: e.g. divine signs accompany his birth e.g. threat to baby by enemies who foresee his importance (Compare features of his biography with those of Jesus or Moses) 4. Imp. differences between this biog and gospels o Biog. of Mohammed is NOT a sacred text o Mohammed is NOT an object of worship; merely a human messenger, like OT prophets o Mohammed’s death is not important 5. What kind of model does Mohammed provide? o Compare Jesus ? Compare the Buddha ? 6. Qur’an / Koran = “what you recite” o Koran describes itself as a miraculous book from God transmitted to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel. o
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course MMW 654321 taught by Professor Smarr during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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Lecture M 5-18 - Lecture M5/18 W5/20 1 Mecca o run by...

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