Islam's Cultural Unity and Political Diversity

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Compare and Contrast the most common and best known prayers in Islam (The Opening) and Christianity (The Lord’s Prayer). See how each refers to God. See also the next four slides for the idea of “monotheism” as expressed in Islam’s “Unity God” and Christianity’s “Trinity God”

Readings

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”:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=a%20common%20word%20between%20us%20and%20you&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.acommonword.com%2Fdownloads%2FCW-Booklet-Final-v6_8-1-09.pdf&ei=FpZ0UNONOOXw0gHE8ICQBQ&usg=AFQjCNGmK1ZprbZaN8rum7A6VRYhuJJzFA

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)

 

Videos

Muhammad: 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

 

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