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ALL Course: Islam: Origins, Decline, and Rekindling
September 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Islam: Origins, Decline, and Rekindling
With David Prevost
Date: Two sessions on Thursdays, September 21, 28
Location: Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford
The religion of Islam, or surrender to the will of God, had its beginnings among Arabs who inhabited the desert of what is now Saudi Arabia in the mid-7th century. Conquest, consolidation, and religious fervor united a significant portion of the Mid East, North Africa, Asia, and parts of Europe from the 7th century through the 15th under the rule of Islam.
Convinced of the absolute truth of Islam, Muslims traditionally have not sought dialogue with representatives of other religions, although Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Judaism are recognized in Islam as the other “religions of the book” (based on Revelation).
Islam is much more than a religion. It is law, governance, ethics, and a daily way of life that the devout Muslim believes is given to them by Allah through the Koran and the works and life of Mohammad and it is their right and direction by Allah to govern all others under the rule of Islam.
It is this belief and the actions of jihadists that have brought the strife and bloodshed we are now witnessing worldwide. This talk will be an exposition of the world of Islam.
Members $20 | Non-Members $30