Course Religions of the world
Question one :In the previous segment we heard about Hadiths which are a collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran. We will hear more about these in a couple of the segments to come. Hadiths are also the source of contention within Islam as some are poorly sourced and yet attributed to Muhammad. Consider for a moment what are some of the good things that can come out of attributing sayings to the prophet as well as some of the pitfalls.
Length 300 words
Question two: In this short essay assignment consider the two sides, the Shia who believe in a succession from Muhammad and the Sunni who do not believe in a succession. Consider why it might be important to have a direct line of succession as well as how that same understanding of succession might be troubling.
length 300 words
Question three :In a short essay 1-2 paragraphs: Why in your opinion do people hold on to some parts of history and ignore other parts of it? Consider not just Islam but some of the other religions we have studied.
length 300 words
Question four :Community is an important aspect of Islam and religion. Consider in a few sentences how community keeps people centered or out of trouble in life and from radicalization.
length 200 words
Question five: In the previous segment we heard about one woman’s work to empower Islamic women with the Quran. Consider one argument for and one argument against using scripture to make a case for or against any type of argument.
Length 200 words