Foundational Texts: Qur'an (PHL240)
3.0 Semester Hours
IAI Code: IAI: H5 901
This course introduces students to the texts and ideas of the Qur'an in their contextual setting. Students examine the primary text and historical events in the period leading to the emergence of the Prophet Muhammad and early Islam, the religious and political ideas of the Arabian Peninsula, the relationship between the Qur'an and the Old Testament, the relationship between early Islam and institutional Christianity and the social geography of the region.