Africa and Islam, HIST 3830 (WI)
Dr. Kenneth Wilburn
Department of History
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA 27858
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Click on/select your Internet assignment below and follow instructions given in class.
- 18 January: Carry out the calendar assignments below.
- 25 January: Explore the pillars of Islam, Saudi Arabian Embassy
- 30 January: Compare and contrast Sunni and Shia Islam and print out (the print link is just below the population box) the Shia-Sunni population map and statistics, BBC and PBS
- 8 February: Summarize the definitions of jihad, BBC.
- 15 February: Visit the famous African mosque of Djenne, UNESCO.
- 22 February: Explore the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, IMMC.
- 1 March: Explore the Vision and Mission Statement of Claremont Main Road Mosque, Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the video of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar. While doing both, you may need to consult this glossary created by Jaamia Galant, CMRM.
- 15 March: Summarize Abd al-Rahman Ibn Mohammad Ibn Khaldun and review his Muqaddimah (World History) in translation, Muslim Philosophy.
- 22 March: Explore the history and culture of the Tuareg: Part 1 and Part 2
- 29 March: Explore The Swahili and The Story of Africa: The Swahili, U. of Iowa and the BBC
- 5 April: Define and explore Sufism, Alan Godlas, University of Georgia
- 12 April: Summarize and react to the extensive article on Slavery in Islam, BBC.
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First Online: 3 January 2011
Last Revised: 5 January 2017