Based EXCLUSIVELY on the assigned readings, PowerPoint slides, and videos write a 200 to 300 word-essay in whihc you provide a sound explanation for the question: Why Do Muslims Consider Prophet Muhammad a Religious and Political Role Model? Homework 3 is worth 5 points (5 percent of your final grade). Each homework assignment in this course must be formatted as a Microsoft Word file and uploaded through the TurnItIn link (View/Complete) by the deadline.
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Selected readings from The Quran: http://faculty.indstate.edu/melyassini/gme%20twenty%20selected%20sets%20of%20verses%20from%20The%20Quran.pdf
Prophet Muhammad’s Farewell Sermon: http://www.islamicity.com/articles/printarticles.asp?ref=IC0107-322&p=1
The full transcript of the film Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet: http://www.pbs.org/muhammad/transcripts/muhammad_script.pdf
The Five Pillar of Islam: http://www.cair.com/american-muslims/about-islam.html
The American Mosque 2011 (Report 1): http://faithcommunitiestoday.org/sites/faithcommunitiestoday.org/files/The%20American%20Mosque%202011%20web.pdf
The American Mosque 2011 (Report 2): http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/The-American-Mosque-Report-2.pdf
The Quran: http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/
The Bible: http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/English-Standard-Version-ESV-Bible/#books
Interfaith Dialogue: “A COMMON WORD BETWEEN US AND YOU”:
The caricatures in Middle East politics: http://petras.lahaine.org/articulo.php?p=9&more=1&c=1
Read Textbook, pages 111-196 (The United States, Israel, and the Lobby–What Is the “Israel Lobby”?, Guiding the Policy Process, Dominating Public Discourse)VideosMuhammad: legacy of a prophet (1 videodisc, ca. 116 min.): Tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. Three years in the making, the film takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammed’s story unfolds, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America’s estimated seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad’s example. (Created and produced by Alexander Kronemer, Michael Wolfe ; producer/director, Michael Schwarz ; a KQED presentation).
Muhammad Legacy of a Prophet (about 113 mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZqpPG_kaWw
Inside Mecca (about 56 mn): “National Geographic explores the hajj (Islamic pilgrimage) through the experiences of three pilgrims from very backgrounds.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQHgdmJqjo
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a cofounder of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California, http://zaytunacollege.org/academics/faculty/shaykh_hamza_yusuf. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He discusses issues and concerns of Western Muslims.
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (1/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5miygqKFi0
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (2/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQ-3r4-tQw
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (3/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQR7BxFCyI0
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (4/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwvKXIUT6KY
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (5/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdcfCzq4NQA
Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns – Hamza Yusuf (6/6, 10mn): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VjRJPPi4U