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Islam & Democracy in the Middle East 9/22/11 Jahiliyya- time before Islam; “period of ignorance” Hanafi- do not worship idols, claim to be descendants of Abraham, worship one god Nasr Abu Zeid- Egyptian scholar Muslim Brotherhood- founded by Hasan Al-Banna 1928 Said Qutb Ka’ba- “cube”, founded in Mecca Documentary: Islam, Empire of Faith Mohammad at 6 years old, parents had passed away and he was being raised by his uncle, a chief of his clan o “made him a child of everybody” o “the trusted one” Importance of oral history, poems Mohammad’s earlier teachings- message of social justice, “one god” meant “one people” o Islam spread so rapidly because of its message of equality o Mohammad’s followers called themselves Muslims, and decided to save his
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Unformatted text preview: teachings in the Koran Felt that literature of the Koran was the best and most just representation of god, instead of an illustration Mohammad is not represented as being divine, because he was a messenger • People who traditionally followed the teachings of their tribe were doubtful of Mohammad’s teachings o Were especially uncomfortable with idea of life after death o Started suffering economically after support spread for Mohammad • Mohammad heads towards Yathrib with followers after his wife and uncle pass away o Madina- “city of the prophet” • Tribes were based on kinship, blood relations; Islam based on social justice, ties through faith instead of blood...
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