REL 236.001


T, R | 3:30-4:45

LY 233

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This course comprises a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the practices and conceptions within Islam and the various ways they have been interpreted and represented. Topics will include the narratives of Islamic origins, the literary, theological, and ritual nature of the Qur’an, contemporary practices within Islamic communities, historical developments, and Sufism. HU INB


Islam: A Very Short Introduction cover

Ruthven, Malise
Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press, 2012

The Black Muslims in America cover

Lincoln, C. Eric
The Black Muslims in America (3rd edition)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994

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