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History 109-003 Survey of Islamic History Class Notes Pre Islamic Arabia There was no religious identity in pre Islamic era. The Arabian land was barren and not agriculturally significant because of which people were Bedouins. Culturally poetry was evident in that time, but only to people who could read and write. Majority Arabians at that time were unable to read and write. Contemporary Arabs were welcoming to strangers. There were several different communities in Arabia. Yemen- Christians. Medina- Jews The religious identities stated above are the majority groups in those areas. What is Islam?
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Unformatted text preview: Christians and Jews at that time basically shared the same idea as Islam, but the only difference was that they worshipped one supreme God as well as the daughters of one supreme God. Islam is a generous religion because the Prophet Muhammad was generous to non-Muslims. Islam teaches Muslims the importance of generosity, respect for neighbors, tax (Zakaat), fasting, submission to God, and forbearance. Islam is known to be a revolutionary religion. Unlike all other religions Islam not only guides Muslims regarding their faith but also teaches them to live a satisfying life style....
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2011 for the course HIST 109 taught by Professor Kimsearcy during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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