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ISLAM April 22: Islam End of Roman Empire Rise of “heirs” of Rome: Christendom (Western Christianity) Byzantium (Eastern Christianity) Islam READ FIERO, Chapter 10: “The Islamic World: Religion and Culture” Origins Muhammed, 622 a.d., in Arabian city of Mecca God is totally Other, unknowable, not personal Islam is the third, and final, revelation of God, completing both Judaism and Christianity, which went astray (“infidels and polytheists”). Five Pillars of Islam: Declaration of faith Pray 5 times a day Alms to fellow Muslims Fast during Ramadan Make the haj , pilgrimage to Mecca Koran, the Holy Book of Islam, has little to say about Music. However, some of the teachings of the Prophet ban music as dangerous and corrupting. Music cannot bring man into contact with God Dangers of music outweigh potential benefits Chanting not seen as music but as disciplined reading Uncentralized nature of Islam allows fringe versions such as Sufism, where music and dance are part of religious experience
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 151 taught by Professor Nicassio during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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