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 to Islam?