|Sources||Oral Traditions (problem because its like telephone), written later|
|Childhood||Orphaned at age 6, and raised by uncle.|
|Depressed||Because 1) he sees greed 2) old traditions being abandoned|
|Whats he called?||"man of contemplation"--so he goes to think in a cave.|
|610 (40 years old)|| when?|
divine conversation with angel Gabriel "gods going to tell you stuff, and you tell the people"
|Preached|| "abandon polytheism|
worship one indivisible god"
|Qur'an||Published and written down in 651|
|Age of Arab Monotheism||"Arab"-united "monotheism"-one god|
|issues||religion (prophets, angles, taxes) political (caliph-how much authority) legal (law based on Hadith)|
|Hadith|| collection of sayings and anecdotes of Muhammad|
|Umma||"community" Higher authority.|
|5 pillars of Islam||(1) profession of faith (2) pray 5 times a day, facing mecca (3) Rhamadan-major festival/deprive yourself (4) Alms donation for poor (5) Hajj-pilgrimage to Mecca|
|Judgement day||god knows already who's saved and damned|