RLG204H1: Islam

Hours

24L/24T

An introduction to the Islamic religious tradition that explores its diversity and development, from its inception to the modern period. Themes include Pre-Islamic Arabia, the life of Muhammad and the Qur’an, the development of the notion of Sunna and Hadith, Islamic religious communities (Sunni, Shiite and Ismaili traditions), Sufism, and religious practices. The course will emphasize the complexity of the Islamic tradition both in its classical phase and in modernity including Islam in the diaspora.

Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Mode of Delivery
In Class