APRIL 13 - APRIL13,2011 15:40 OriginsofIslam

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APRIL 13, 2011 15:40 Origins of Islam Considered the original religion – Adam, Abraham Pre-Islamic Arabian Religion Polytheism + Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism Allah – supreme god (object of faith as creator, not worship) o He wasn’t behind all of the gods, just distant. Al-Jahiliya – the time of ignorance, before the area was civilized. Muhammed Dissatisfied with corruption in Mecca, polytheism Meditated in hills and caves outside Mecca Caravan driver for Khadijah 610 – received revelation 622 – Hijrah – migration from Mecca to Medina beginning of Islamic calendar 630 - Took over Mecca, purged Ka’bah of idols 632 – Died without naming successor Mecca’s economy depends on religious tourism. Monotheistic idea threatens the  power base for Mecca Religious reform Return to true religion, “Universal” religion Surrender to God, humility
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course REL 1001 taught by Professor Yadlapati during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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APRIL 13 - APRIL13,2011 15:40 OriginsofIslam

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