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RELIGION 316B: ISLAM: FAITH AND PRACTICE

Presentation/Paper Topics

Presentation#1:Qur'an and Tafsir (Week ending Sept 19): Elizabeth Maga

Presentation#2:Muhammad: Person and Paradigm: Nick Papas (Th 9/26 or Tu 10/1)

Presentation#3: Leadership and Authority After Muhammed: the Caliphate, Ulama' and the Imamate: Jehan Bawkher (Th 9/26)

Presentation#4: Sunni Piety and Practice: Lacey Chrystal (Th 10/3)

Presentation#5: Shi'i Piety

*"The Miracle Play of Hasan and Husayn [Shi'i]"

Presentation#6: The Sufis: Origins and Classical Themes: Josh Serfass (Th 10/10)

*Attar, "Three Early Muslim Mystics" and

Presentation#7: The Sufis: Expression in Literature, Music and Dance Fiona McQuade (Th 10/10)

*Rumi, "Stories from the Mathnawi. "

Presentation#8: Islamic Space: Art and Architecture of the Home, Mosque, and Madrasa (with an excursus on calligraphy): Sherri Stevens (Th 10/17)

Presentation#9: Science and Theology in Islam: Jackie Schmitt (Th 10/24)

*Al-Ghazali, "A Theologian's Mid-Life Crisis."

[LITERATURE AND SOCIETY]

Presentation#10: Poetry in Islamic Culture: JBK

*Poetry by Imru al-Qays, al-Mutanabbi, and Hafiz.

Presentation#11: *1001 Nights: Lorne Bell (Th 11/7)

[ICULTURAL DIVERSITY AND MODERNITY]

Presentation#12: Islam in Africa: Lisa Megnath (Th 11/14)

*Tayeb Salih, The Wedding of Zein

Presentation#13: Islam in America/Black Muslims in America: Natale DiGregorio (Tu 11/19)

*Selections from the Autobiography of Malcolm X pp. 1-38 and 318-342.

Presentation#14: Contemporary Women in Islam; Lauren Goldsmith (Th 11/21)

*Wadud-Muhsin, Qur'an and Woman




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