The essay should be 500+ words, single-spaced in a 12-point font, and conform in style to include parenthetical citations and footnoted references. The essay should demonstrate understanding
and thoughtful reflection on a topic that speaks to the mission of this course. That is, it should reflect your ability to place the topic into the context of daily life. Essays will be graded on the
basis of content, clarity and overall quality of work. These essays are the main component of this course.
Submit the essay to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Dropbox basket is linked to Turnitin.)
Essay (500+ words):
Explain, in detail, the following:
What are the religious roots Muhammad used to craft Islam? How did Muhammad obtain religious and political success in uniting the factional Arab tribes? How did Muhammad convert non-Arabs