§ 1. Islam must have had an origin.
Personality of Muhammad. § 2.
Religions of the Pre-Islamic Arabs. Ash-Shahristani's evidence. § 3.
Arabs worshipped inferior deities as mediators. § 4. Arabian idolatry, its
origin. § 5. Origin of Islamic rites. The
Ka'abah. § 6. The
Hanifites. § 7. Sabaeans and Jews. § 8. Influence of Talmudic Judaism on
Muhammad, Examples: Cain and Abel: Abraham. Other Talmudic Legends. Judaic.
influence. § 9. Influence of Christianity on Muhammad. Christian Legends. Apocryphal Gospels. The Virgin. Christ..
Rejection of certain doctrines. Docetism. § 10. Influence of
Zoroastrianism. § 11. Life and Character of Muhammad. Authorities. Call.
Fabricates revelations. Muhammad's miracles. § 12. Composition and
preservation of the Qur'an. First redaction under Abu Bakr. Second
redaction under 'Uthman. § 13. Rule of Faith and Practice. Shi'ah
authoritative Traditions. Modern Reform Party. § 14. Muhammad and the
charge of Intolerance. First stage: second: final stage. Obligation to
persecute. § 15. Summary.Pages 123-190.
LECTURE IV.THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM: ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY.
Introduction. § 1. Family Life, influence of Islam
upon. § 2.
Political Life. Religious Life. § 3. Intellectual Life. Indebtedness to
Greeks, etc. Transient glory of Arabic learning not due to Islam. 'Umr
and the Alexandrian Library. 'Umr and the Libraries of Persia. 'Abbaside
Khalifahs. Rationalism. Revival of Islam the deathblow of learning. § 4.
Slavery: sanctioned by Muhammad. Contrast with spirit of Christianity.
Concubinage. Circassian girls. Position of Women., § 5. Attitude of