Life of Muhammad:
Sameness, Differences, Interdependence of Christianity and Islam
How Christianity and Islam are the same and yet different: shared roots, interdependence: belief in one God/Allah, in creation, in prophecy, revelation; acceptance of moral responsibility for one’s actions; anticipation of a day of judgment.
Interpretation of texts in Koran hostile to Christians.
Reading of texts from the Koran; listening to Muslim recitations.
The setting and foundation for the Koran, pre-Islam Mecca; time of Muhammad; expansion, 8th-9c,and its foundation for civilization.
Life of Muhammad (570-632 AD) from the Koran, from the Sunnah and Hadith: Mecca period, Medina period.
Transition of the Koran from oral to written.