Are 215: History Of Islamic Civilization And Religion November 2016 Question Paper

Exam Name: Are 215: History Of Islamic Civilization And Religion November 2016 

Course: Bachelor Of Education

Category: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2016

ARE 215: HISTORY OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND RELIGION
November 2016
Time: 8.00 a.m-10.00 a.m
Course: Bachelor of Education
Instructions:
Answer three questions, at least one from each section.
Section 1
1. Discuss the social,political,economic and religions background of Arabia that led to the rise of Islam.

2. Discuss measures introduced by Caliph Abu Bakar to improve on governance

3. Either:

a) Analyze five reasons for the rise of the Umayyad Dynasty.
b) Or: Discuss any five reasons that led to the fall of the Abbasid Dynasty.

Section II
4. Discuss the statement that “Education was the main reason behind the rise of Islamic civilization”.
5. Either:
a) Assess Muslim Scholars’ contributions to human civilization in general.
Or:
Explain Ibn Sina’s contributions in the field of medicine.


6. Discuss any Five major differences between Sunni and Shia belief systems.




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