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RELI 0160 Classical Islam

This tutorial provide an overview of the thought and practice of classical Islam, from the seventh century through to the end of the medieval era.  Key topics include the Qu’ran, hadiths, law, philosophy and theology, as well as ritual and other elements of practice.  Readings for the tutorial include Arabic texts in English translation, and works of modern scholarship.

Sample reading

Alan Jones (trans.), The Qu'ran (Gibbs Memorial Trust 2007)

N. Calder, J. Mojaddedi  & J. Rippin (eds.), Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature (Routledge 2003)

F.E. Peters (ed.), A Reader on Classical Islam (Princeton UP 1994)

Abdullah Saeed, Islamic Thought: An Introduction (Routledge 2006)

Tim Winter (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Cambridge University Press 2008) 

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