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Unit III: The Prophet Muhammad


Excerpts from Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah in The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Isḥāq’s Sīrat Rasūl Allāh. Translated by Alfred Guillaume. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1955.

You are required to read the excerpts from Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah that are listed below. To access the exact page for each of these, enter the page number provided into the window to the right of the down arrow on the PDF of this reading, which is available through the link above.

1. The Beginning of the Sending Down of the Qur’ān (page 79)

2. Khadīja, Daughter of Khuwaylid, Accepts Islam (page 79)

3. The Prescription of Prayer (page 80)

4. ‘Alī B. Abū Ṭālib The First Male to Accept Islam (page 81)

5. The Companions Who Accepted Islam at the Invitation of Abū Bakr (page 81)

6. The Apostle’s Public Preaching and the Response (page 82)

7. How the Apostle Was Treated by His Own People (page 89)

8. The Coming Down of ‘Why Has Not an Angel Been Sent Down to Him’ (page 114)

9. The Coming Down of ‘Apostles Have Been Mocked Before Thee’ (page 114)

10. The Night Journey and the Ascent to Heaven (page 114)

11. The Ascent to Heaven (page 116)

12. How God Dealt with the Mockers (page 117)

13. The Hijra of the Prophet (page 133)

14. The Beginning of the Apostle’s Illness (page 364)

15. The Apostle’s Illness in the House of Ā’isha (page 364)

Unit IV: The Qur’ān


Sūrahs from The Qur’ān. Translated by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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1. The Opening (p. 3)

4. Women (pp. 50–66)

17. The Night Journey (pp. 175–182)

21. The Prophets (pp. 203–208)

22. The Pilgrimage (pp. 209–214)

23. The Believers (pp. 215–219)

24. Light (pp. 220–226)

33. The Joint Forces (266–271)

35. The Creator (pp. 277–280)

47. Muhammad (pp. 331–333)

49. The Private Rooms (pp. 338–339)

50. Qaf (pp. 340–342)

55. The Lord of Mercy (pp. 353­–355)

59. The Gathering [of Forces] (pp. 365–367)

75. The Resurrection (pp. 399–400)

103. The Declining Day (p. 435)

107. Common Kindness (p. 439)

112. Purity [of Faith] (p. 444)

Brohi, Allahbakhsh, K. “The Spiritual Significance of the Quran.” In Islamic Spirituality: Foundations, edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, 11–23. New York: Crossroads Publishing Company, 1987.
Gätje, Helmut, ed. Excerpts from The Qur’ān and Its Exegesis: Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Muslim Interpretations, 58–59, 65–66, 126–29, 180–83, 198–209, 233–37. London: Oneworld Publications, 1996.

Unit V: The Five Pillars of Islam


Renard, John. “Devotion, Ritual, and Personal Prayer.” In Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims, 35–53. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

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Renard, John. “On the Five Pillars.” In Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious Life, edited by John Renard, 59–64, 74–77, 85–92, 107–116. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Wolfe, Michael, ed. Selections from “The Jet Age Hajj.” In One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage, 486–522. New York: Grove Press, 1997.
Afsaruddin, Asma. “Views of Jihad Throughout History.” Religion Compass 1, no. 1 (2007): 165–69.

Unit VI: The Sunnah of the Prophet: The Prophet as Moral Exemplar


Schimmel, Annemarie. “Muhammad the Intercessor, and the Blessings Upon Him.” In And Muhammad is His Messenger: Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety, 81–104. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
Schimmel, Annemarie. “Poetry in Honor of the Prophet.” In And Muhammad is His Messenger: Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety, 176–215. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
The Burda of al-Busiri. Translated and edited by Andrew Rippin and Jan Knappert. In Textual Sources for the Study of Islam, 98–100. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Unit VII: The Sharī‘ah


Calder, Norman, Jawid Mojaddedi, and Andrew Rippin, translators and editors. “Law and Ritual.” In Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature, 178–209. London: Routledge Publishers, 2003.

To access the beginning of Chapter 7, "Law and Ritual," enter the number 177 in the box to the right of "Go To Page:". Please read to the end of section 7.6 on page 209.

Bunt, Gary, R. “Sunni Religious Authority on the Internet I: Muslim Majority Contexts.” In Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas, and Cyber Islamic Environments, 135–166. London: Pluto Press, 2003.
Eisenberg, Avigail. “Identity, Multiculturalism and Religious Arbitration: The Debate over Shari’a Law in Canada.” In Sexual Justice/Cultural Justice: Critical Perspectives in Political Theory and Practice, edited by Barbara Arneil et al., 211–230. London: Routledge, 2006.

Unit VIII: Philosophy and Theology


Netton, Ian Richard. “The Origins of Islamic Philosophy.” In Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy, edited by Brian Carr and Indira Mahalingam, 764–781. London: Routledge, 1997.

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Selections from al-Hasan al-Basri and Ibn Qudama. Translated and edited by Andrew Rippin and Jan Knappert. In Textual Sources for the Study of Islam, 115–26. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Selections from al-Kindī, Ibn Sīnā, and al-Ghazālī. Translated by Jon McGinnis and David Reisman. In Classical Arabic Philosophy: An Anthology of Sources, 18–22, 23–35, 209–19, 241–54. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2007.

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Al-Kindī

III. On Divine Unity and the Finitude of the World’s Body (pp. 50–54 of PDF, 18–22 of the book)

V. On the Means of Dispelling Sorrows (pp. 55–67 of PDF, 23–35 of the book)

Ibn Sīnā

VII. The Salvation, “Metaphysics,” I.12 (pp. 241–43 of PDF, 209–11 of the book)

VIII. The Salvation, “Metaphysics,” II.1–5 (pp. 243–46 of PDF, 211–14 of the book)

IX. The Salvation, “Metaphysics,” II.12–13 (pp. 246–48 of PDF, 214–16 of the book)

X. The Salvation, “Metaphysics,” II. 18–19 (pp. 248–251 of PDF, 216–19 of the book)

Al-Ghazālī

II. The Incoherence of the Philosophers, “The First Discussion,” on Refuting Their Claim of the World’s Eternity (pp. 273–86 of PDF, 241–54 of the book)

Unit IX: Shī‘ism


Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, Hamid Dabashi, and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, eds. “Prayers of Shi‘i Imams and Du’a-I Kumayl.” In Shi’ism: Doctrines, Thought, and Spirituality, 244–53. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988.
Malekpour, Jamshid. “Islam and the Ta’ziyeh.” In The Islamic Drama, 16–24. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2005.  

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Malekpour, Jamshid. “The Ta’ziyeh in Performance.” In The Islamic Drama, 78–97. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2005.  

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Malekpour, Jamshid. “The Ta’ziyeh Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” In The Islamic Drama, 126–29. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2005.

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Pelly, Lewis, trans. “Scene XXIII: Martyrdom of Husain.” In The Miracle Play of Hasan and Husain, vol. 2, 81–103. London: W. H. Allen and Co., 1879.

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Excerpts from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s Hukumat-i-Islami and his speech on the fortieth day after Ashura. Translated and annotated by Hamid Algar. In Islam and Revolution: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini, 27–54, 249–51. Berkeley: Mizan Press, 1981.

Please read:

1. Introduction, pages 27 to 39.

2. The Necessity for Islamic Goverment, pages 40 to 54.

3. The Fortieth Day after 'Ashura, pages 249 to 251.

Unit X: Sufism


Ernst, Carl, W. “The Names of God, Meditation, and Mystical Experience.” In The Shambhala Guide to Sufism, 81–119. Boston: Shambhala Publications Inc., 1997.
Dakake, Maria Massi. “‘Walking Upon the Path of God Like Men’?: Women and the Feminine in the Islamic Mystical Tradition.” In Sufism: Love and Wisdom, edited by Jean-Louis Michon and Roger Gaetani, 131–51. Bloomington: Worldwisdom Inc., 2006.
Selections of writings by Sufi women poets. Compiled by Camille Helminski. In Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure, 25–34, 233–43. Boston: Shambhala Publications Inc., 2003.
Selections of writings by Rumi. Edited by Franklin D. Lewis. In Rumi: Past and Present, East and West, 335–41, 345–52. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2000.
Chittick, William, ed. “The Music of the Spheres.” In Sufism: A Short Introduction, 89–96. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2000.

Unit XI: Islamic Responses to Modernity


Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, Muhammad. “Ten Things that Nullify One’s Islam.” In Defining Islam, edited by Andrew Rippin, 19–23. London: Equinox Publishing, 2007.
Jackson, Roy. “Muhammad Abduh,” “Muhammad Iqbal,” “Sayyid Abdul Ala Mawdudi,” and “Hasan al-Bana.” In Fifty Key Figures in Islam, 172–76, 181–86, 190–201. New York: Routledge, 2006.

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Muhammad Abduh, page 171.

Muhammad Iqbal, page 180.

Sayyid Abdul Ala Mawdudi, page 189.

Hasan al-Bana, page 195.

Abduh, Muhammad. “The Necessity of Religious Reform.” In Modernist and Fundamentalist Debates in Islam, edited by Mansoor Moaddel and Kamran Talatoff, 45–51. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.
Iqbal, Muhammed. “Islam as Moral and Political Ideal.” In Modernist Islam, edited by Charles Kurzman, 304–13. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Al-Bannā, Hasan. “The New Renaissance.” In Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives. 2nd ed. Edited by John J. Donohue and John L. Esposito, 59–63. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Mawdūdī, Abū-l-‘Alā’. “Nationalism and Islam.” In Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives. 2nd ed. Edited by John J. Donohue and John L. Esposito, 74–77. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Unit XII: Women in Islam


Ahmed, Leila. “Women and the Rise of Islam.” In Women and Gender in Islam, 41–63. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
Bullock, Katherine. “Multiple Meanings of Hijāb.” In Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical and Modern Stereotypes, 85–135. London: International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2003.
Jameelah, Maryam. “A Voice of Conservative Islam.” In Makers of Contemporary Islam. Edited by John L. Esposito and John O. Voll, 54–67. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Kassam, Zayn. “Politicizing Gender and Religion: Love for Women, Love for Islam.” In Love, Sex, and Gender in World Religions. Edited by Joseph M. Runzo and Nancy M. Martin, 223–37. London: Oneworld Publications, 2000.
Wadud, Amina. “Aishah’s Legacy.” New Internationalist, May 1, 2002, https://newint.org/features/2002/05/01/aishahs-legacy/

Unit XIII: Islam in a Global and Post 9/11 World


Nimer, Mohamed. “Muslims in American Public Life.” In Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens. Edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, 169–86. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Karim, Karim, H. “Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere” In Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens. Edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, 262–78. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Spencer, Robert. “Does the West Really Have Nothing to Fear from Islam?” In Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World’s Fastest-Growing Faith, 165–76. New York: Encounter Books, 2003.
Gabriel, Theodore. “Is Islam Against the West?” In Islam and the West: Post-September 11, 13–26. Hants: Ashgate Publishing, 2003.
Ramadan, Tariq. “Interreligious Dialogue” and “Conclusion.” In Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, 200–13, 224–27. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

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