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Intro to Islamic History Notes 1/19/16

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Intro to Islamic History Notes 1/19/16 HIST 116

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Welcome back to semester 2! Here are the intro notes. Enjoy!
The Islamic World Since 1500
Andrea E Williams
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Date Created: 01/19/16
I. The Pre­Islamic Middle East   A. Arabia  1. Bedouin Nomadic Tribes(Early medieval period)   a) Practiced Pastoralism  b) Practiced Trade  2. Christianity, Judaism(small percentage), Paganism(majority of people)   B. Byzantine Empire   1. Greek  Orthodox Christianity   a) Developed from Roman empire   b) based in Constantinople   c) AD 330­1453  C. Sasanian Empire  1. Zoroastrianism  2. AD 234­634  D.  The Life of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam  1. C. 570: Born in Mecca  2. 610: Muhammad receives his first revelation from the angel Gabriel on  Mount Hira  3. 610­622: Mecca period   4. Kicked out because most people in Mecca were Pagans, Muhammad was  monotheistic   5. 622­632: Medina Period  a) Hijrah(Pilgrimage)  b) 622=First Year of Muslim Calendar  6. 632: Muhammad’s death  a) Buried in Medina   E. The Quran (Recitation)   1. Muhammad’s revelations  2. Represents the word of God   3. Holy book that was for the nomadic tribes(transmitted orally)   4. Provides Melodic, Rhyme, Organization, Repetition for easier  memorization  F. Composition of the Quran  1. Written generally from longest to shortest verse  2. Originally composed in Classical Arabic  3. Not ​in chronological order   G. Significance of the Quran   1. The basis of Islamic faith  2. The most significant, root source for Islamic law  3. A primary source for the history of the early Islamic world   4. People looked to the Quran for guidance on marriage, what to eat, wear,  etc.    H. Content of the Quran   1. 114 Surahs(chapters)   2. Guidelines for pious(proper) life  3. Stories, history  4. God’s mercy, compassion (Bismillah)   I. Tradition  1. Monotheism(Tawhid)   2. Judaism (Old Testament)   a) Moses as a Prophet  3. Christianity( new Testament)  a) Jesus as a Prophet, NOT as the son of God 


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