ISL, Muhammad today (F19)


This course will investigate modern Muslim interpretations of the life and character the prophet Muhammad. Drawing from classical Muslim historians and biographers, Muslim intellectuals of the late 19th century set out to demonstrate that Muhammad could still be considered a model for Muslims to emulate. Only their focus and priorities had shifted; Muhammad was now seen, less as a saint, and more as a human being with a divine vocation, ready to combat barbarian practices and guide his community towards welfare, peace and progress. The course will follow the developments of these modernist interpretations, in books, films and other media, and analyse their various and often contradictory claims. It will end by discussing anti-Modernist, Sufi, Liberalist and Jihadist interpretations of Muhammad.

Engelsk titel

Muhammad today


KA 2008-studieordning for kandidatuddannelsen i Islamiske Studier

KA- studieordning i Religionshistorie, 2008

KA-studieordning i Religionssociologi, 2008

KA-sidefag i Religionsvidenskab, 2008

KA-studieordning i Religionssociologi, 2017

KA-studierodning i Religionshistorie, 2017

KA-studieordning i Religionsvidenskab, 2018


KA Islamiske Studier 2008-studieordning:
Quran, Hadith, Tafsir, Sira (fagelementkode HISA04621E)
Islam in the 20th and 21st Century (fagelementkode HISA04651E)
Living Islam (fageelementkode HISA04681E)

KA Religionshistorie 2008-studieordning:
Speciel Religionshistorie valgfag A (fagelementkode HRHK03661E)  
Speciel Religionshistorie valgfag B (fagelementkode HRHK03671E)

KA Religionssociologi 2008-studieordning:
Særligt studeret område 1 (HRSK03431E)  
Særligt studeret område 2 (HRSK03491E)  
Særlig studeret område: religion og politik: (fagelementkode HRSK03441E)  
Særlig studeret område: regional religionssociologi (fagelementkode HRSK03481E)  
Formidling (fagelementkode HRSK03471E)

KA Religionshistorie 2017-ordning:
Frit valgt emne (fagelementkode HRVK03131E)

Religionshistorisk specialisering B (fagelementkode HRVK03111E) 

KA Religionssociologi 2017-ordning
Frit valgt emne (fagelementkode HRVK03131E)

Religionssociologisk specialisering B (fagelementkode HRVK03101E) 

KA Religionsvidenskab 2018-ordning
Religionssociologisk specialisering B (fagelementkode HRVK03101E) 
Religionshistorisk specialisering B (fagelementkode HRVK03111E) 
Frit valgt emne (HRVK03131E)


Lectures and class-based discussions

Announced at the beginning of the course

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