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MENA 160A Class Notes Week 2

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MENA 160A Class Notes Week 2 MENA 160A1

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The Religion of Islam
Professor Scott Lucas
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Date Created: 08/31/16
MENA 160A 1 Week 2 Notes **NO Class Monday- Labor Day Weekend**  No bloodshed is allowed in the Ka’ba (sanctuary)  Don’t usually draw Muhammad- it is a respect thing. If he is drawn he is veiled and never drawn without one.  622 (year 1 in Muslim calendar)- Mecca period o 1 verse= Early Muhammad Experiences o Hidja- Muhammad’s first wife. Had 4 daughters. She was the first person to be Islam after Muhammad.  Three movements in the Mecca periods o Muhammad’s ascension of Mount Hira o Muhammad’s night journey to Jerusalem and ascension through the 7 heavens  Lead profits in prayer. Met the following in the 7 heavens…  1. Adam, 2 John and Jesus, 3 Joseph, 4 Hidrez, 5 Aaron, 6 Moses, 7 Abraham  At first god told Muhammad to make his people pray 50 times a day and Abraham said that was way too much and they talked about it and got it down the 5 times a day o Muhammad’s emigration of Medina (Hijra)  Dates st o 610- 1 revelations o 613- public preaching o 615- emigration to Ethiopia o The night journey ascension o 619- “year of sorrow”- Lost wife and uncle Abu tabulah (who was never Muslim but supported him) o 622- Hijra/Emigration to Medina o Up until 622 was called the Meccan Period  The parties in Medina  The Muslim umma (community) didn’t erase tribes st o 1. Emigrants (Muhajirum)- 1 group to follow Muhammad prior to emigration o 2. Helpers (Ansar)- indigenous people of Medina who invited Muhammad to come o 3 hypocrite (Munafigun)- said they were Muslim but did not show up or pray  Jewish Tribes  Constitution of Medina  Said these 4 things o 1. Loyalty to the Muslim umma in war and peace is superiors to tribal loyalty o 2. Jews are a community and allies to the Muslims o 3. Muhammad is the supreme political authority of Muslim umma and Jews o 4. Medina is a sanctuary (no bloodshed is allowed there) Significant Marriages o Muhammad and A’isha, daughter of Abu bark (first caliph) th o Fatima, daughter of Muhammad, to ‘Ali (4 caliph, 1 imam) Hansen and Husain were grandchildren o Muhammad and Hafsa, daughter of ‘Umar (Second Caliph) o Umm Kulthum, daughter of Muhammad to ‘Uthman (3 caliph) rd o Muhammad and Umm Habiba, sister of Mu’awiya (5 Caliph) th  Opposition to the Muslims  3 Jewish tribes in Medina o Bau Qayhhuqa, ‘Banu-al- wadir, Banu Qurayza  Meccan Quraysh (polytheists)  Other Bedouin tribes Major Battles  624- Badr- Expulsion of Banu Qaynuqa’ victory  625- Uhud, Expulsion of Banu Al-Nadir; Muhammad was injured because the guards left their assigned spot. Not a total loss but kind of  627- Khandaq/the trench- destruction of banu qurayza. Kind of a victory  lesser pilgrimage= journey to Mecca at any time of the year  Victories o 628- Hudaybiya- a nonviolent strategy o 629- khaybar- return of Abyssinian emigrants o 630- conquest of Mecca- was taken in peace because no bloodshed allowed! o 632- Farwell pilgrimage/death of Muhammad. Ka’b b. Zuhayr’s “Su’ad Has Departed” – a poem/ode Structure: o Prelude- su’ad has departed and today me heart is sick/ A slave to her traces, unashamed and enriched o Journey Section o Praise/Board/Reunification- apparently he insulted Muhammad here  “I was told God’s messenger had threatened me/ but from God’s messenger pardon had hoped  “The messenger is surly a sword from who flesh light is sought/ one of the swords of God, an Indian blade unsheathed” Muhammad is buried in Medina.


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