Religion 26 The Qur’an and the Prophet

The Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad are the source and center of Islam.

In this course we will consider

•the form and content of the Qur’an and

•the form and content of various accounts of the Prophet’s life: the hadith or anecdotes of the Prophet’s life, the sirah or biography of Muhammad, and the maghazi, or accounts of the Prophet’s battles and campaigns.

•contemporary scholarship and controversies

Topics covered include “the Aural Qur’an,” “the Dating of the Qur’an and hadith” “Diverse Images of the Prophet,” and “What we can know about the life of Muhammad?.” Desirable: Another College course on Islamic history, culture, or society, including Religion 8 and Religion 16. PHR NW

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