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15:40 Origins of Islam     o Considered the original religion – Adam, Abraham o Pre-Islamic Arabian Religion Polytheism + Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism Allah – supreme god (object of faith as creator, not worship) Al-Jahiliya o Muhammed Dissatisfied with corruption in Mecca, polytheism Meditated in hills and caves outside Mecca Caravan driver for Khadijah 610 Received revelation 622 Hijrah 630 Took over Mecca, purged Ka’bah of idols 632 Died without naming successor o Religious Reform Return to true religion, “universal” religion Surrender to God, humility Respects revelation preserved in Judaism and Christianity o Social Reform Criticizes Quraysh power and materialism Retrieves traditional Arabian values of community and responsibility for the  weak Emancipation of women (divorce, property, inheritance, limit on polygamy)
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course REL 1000 taught by Professor Gueno during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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