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From Mecca to Medina: The Revelation Transforms

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Introduction to the Qur’an

From Mecca to Medina: The Revelation Transforms

Taught by Professor Martyn Oliver | 24 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Learn how the Meccan verses are both radical and evangelical—an economic and cultural threat to Mecca, but also statements of a powerful ideology defining Allah as sole creator and ultimate judge. Later verses of Medina focus, as did Muhammad, on the development of an enduring and cohesive community of diverse peoples, eventually uniting much of the Arabian Peninsula. In these origins of the revelation is where the history of Islam is born.

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a********m
January 18, 2020
I'd give the course a 5 star but my computer is malfunctioning i been trying to understand the Qur'an and this has helped me so much. i started on a free trial and i am definetly purchasing this as a yearly subscription

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d********m
November 18, 2019

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r********m
October 27, 2019
Is this a balanced view of the Qur'an? Those who want the rest of the story can go to PoliticalIslam.com, Jihadwatch.org, or Youtube.com (search for Bill Warner, Robert Spencer, David Wood, Jamie Glazov, Idiot's guide to islam, etc. Find out if Muhammad had a growing number of followers before leaving Mecca or less than 200 converts after more than a decade of preaching. Find out why the entire Arabian peninsula converted to Islam. Was it the Qur'an or something else. Learn about the Ahadith and much more. You can get access to a free online annotated Qur'an at skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/. Do the professors really understand the Qur'an and Ahadith better than the Islamic countries for over a millennia have? It is a fascinating study to find out.

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