How were the traditions (deeds and sayings) of Muhammad compiled? What were the tools for checking their authenticity?

100 -150 word answers. DUE NOV 5, 10am

Rels 2350 Fall 2020

Midterm Take-Home Exam

Answer all of the following questions. Each 20 pts.

1.  How were the traditions (deeds and sayings) of Muhammad compiled? What were the tools for checking their authenticity?

2.  According to Muslim scholars how a person could find God through nature? Give examples.

3.  What are the five pillars of Islam? Please describe each.

4.  Why would the Meccans oppose Muhammad? What kind of opportunities did they think they would lose if Muhammad was successful?

5.  How would you describe the Qur’an?