The essay should be 500+ words, single-spaced in a 12-point
font, and conform to MLA or APA styles, including 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.
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