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mmw3-lec11 - (Fri Outline Lecture ElevenSectarian Divisions...

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4/23/10(Fri) Outline Lecture Eleven—Sectarian Divisions within Islam Key Focus: 1) What were the key sectarian developments in the history of Islam and how did they evolve? 2) How were theological debates connected to social, ethnic, and class tensions? 3) How do these historical divisions help us better understand important sectarian conflicts within Islam today? I) The Many “Traditions” of Islam a) Clarifications concerning Islam i) Speaking of Islam in the plural ii) The ubiquitous idiom of religion and faith b) The Khariji Movement - A general term embracing various Muslims while initially supporting the caliphate of the fourth and final "Rightly Guided" caliph Ali - Land tax levied initially on non-Muslims, then on all landowners in Arab-Islamic Empire i) First splinter group ii) Leadership based on merit and piety, not lineage II) The Shi’a Tradition a) Symbolic distinctions: Three formative events i) First formative event: Succession of Abu-Bakr ii) Second formative event:
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course MMW 685308 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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mmw3-lec11 - (Fri Outline Lecture ElevenSectarian Divisions...

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