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2021-2022 Catalog

REL 305 Muhammad and Prophecy

The interdisciplinary seminar examines the life of Muhammad, who ranks among the most influential persons in world history. After probing the nature and meaning of prophecy, this course surveys Muhammad's life in detail, while drawing a portrait of early Arab social, cultural, political, and economic life. The course also explores the problem succession after Muhammad's death, which spawned the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims. [H, GM1]