EGST 0213 - Contemporary Issues in Islamic Studies

Credits: 3

Introduces and examines the nature and history of the Islamic world view existing in the global Muslim community while focusing on current issues confronting Muslims in the west in general and in the United States in particular. Special attention is paid to the origins and development of the initial 7th century Muslim movement established by the prophet Mohammed in Mecca and its primary as the template for virtually every revivalist movement in Islam. Coursework then turns to the study of contemporary examples of revivalist groups, for example Hamas, Hezbullah, the Taliban, al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood within the framework of Islamic law (Shari'ah) through which these groups claim religious and social legitimacy.

Prerequisites: EGST 0101 .

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