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REL 104 HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC RELIGION

REL 104         HISTORY  & DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC  RELIGION             ( 3 Credits)

History of Islamic thought from the time of Muhammad to the  present will be explored in this course. The Quran, theology and the law,  mysticism and philosophy, sectarian modernism and legal reform, and  contemporary evolution of the Islamic faith will be areas of study. The  relationship between the social and geo political context of the evolution of  Islam will be a major focus of the course. Islamic scholars and their individual  place in the department and evolution of Islam will be introduced.

Pre- or  Co-requisite: ENG 096 and RDG 096 (passing grade of “C” or better) or  placement, or permission of the Divisional Chair.