chapter 9 documents Essay

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Logan Simon
World History AP
Chapter 9 documents

Document 9.1
1. What specific prescriptions for social life do these selections contain? Notice in particular those directed toward the weakest members of society. How would you describe the Quran’s view of a good society?
These selections contain the idea that society is supposed have people that wish good onto others and speak to others and about others in a kind way. Society is expected to be in constant prayer and also expected to contribute to charity. The Quran sets up basic guidelines for the people on marriage, god, etc. The attitude towards the weak members of society is good; there are plenty of statements regarding being nice to the poor and unfortunate ones. Their view
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The Quran says to accept other beliefs and religions and to live concurrently and peacefully, but some Muslims might not want to have other religions and go against other groups of people. Document 9.2
1. What portrait of Muhammad emerges from this record of his sayings and actions?
Based on the record of his sayings and actions, a picture of Muhammad is painted as a man of good-will and faith that gives back to to others. He also does not want war and wants to have dealings peacefully. He is very modest, charitable, and thankful man, who actually cares about others and tries to give back when he can.

2. How do these hadiths reflect or build on the teaching of the Quran in Document 9.1?
These hadiths build upon the teaching of the Quran by further elaborating in detail of the more broadly expressed views of the Quran. They give the daily routines to effectively live the correct Muslim life centered on the Quran’s teachings.

3. What religious and social values do these hadiths highlight?
Religious and social values are highlighted in these hadiths. On men and women from Document 1 is referred to; these hadiths describe how men should act around women (not even allowed to look at a woman). As far as religion goes, the followers are expected to fast by day and pray at night.

4. In what ways do these hadiths reflect common themes in many of the world’s “wisdom traditions,” and in what respects are they distinctly Islamic?

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