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The World of Early Islam w/ Hamza Zafer
Explores the geopolitical situation in the early days of Islam. Features Hamza Zafer, associate professor in the department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Washington.
Focuses on the material conditions of the Arabian peninsula around the 7th century, touching on culture and economy of Mecca, the Red Sea Wars, early historiography of the Qur’an, pre-Islamic civic cults, ḥunafā’, the controversial ideas of Hagarism, and more.
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