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Isl+Civ+5+Succession - Lecture 5 The Problem of Succession...

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Lecture 5 The Problem of Succession
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The “Constitution of Medina” Original document lost Ibn Ishaq’s Sira and Sayyid al-Nas and Abu ‘Ubayd's Kitab al-Amwal Agreements between Muhajirun and people of Medina Believers collectively referred to as “ umma Membership in umma transcends any preceding agreements with pagans If any Muslim is killed, members of umma to seek revenge If one Muslim kills another Muslim, Arabian rules of retaliation in force, with Muhajirun considered one clan alongside Khazraj, Aws, and Jewish tribes. Jews retain their religion, share in rights and responsibilities of citizenship, except in cases of treachery Muhammad mentioned by name twice, in reference to his role as sole arbiter of disputes Established role of Medina as a haram
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Early Islamic reforms: Muhammad from rebel to statesman SLAVERY (Qur’an 2:177, 9:60; hadiths) Volume 3, Book 46, Number 704: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Whoever frees his portion of a common slave should free the slave completely by paying the rest of his price
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course MIDDLE EAS 508:201 taught by Professor Russell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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Isl+Civ+5+Succession - Lecture 5 The Problem of Succession...

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