Are 215 History Of Islamic Civilization And Religion Question Paper

Are 215 History Of Islamic Civilization And Religion 

Course:Bachelor Of Arts

Institution: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2017



KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2017/2018
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
ARE 215: HISTORY OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND RELIGION

DATE: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 TIME: 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS:
ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS, AT LEAST ONE FROM EACH SECTION
SECTION 1
1. Explain the prevailing religious, socio-economic and political situation in Arabia prior to the advent of Islam.

2. Describe how Mohamed established Islamic Civilization and rule of law in Arabia in his 23 years mission.

3. Discuss the collective achievements of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs in the advancement of Islamic Civilization.

SECTION II
4. EITHER
a) Evaluate the reasons for the fail of Umayyad Dynasty
OR
b) Analyse the role played by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Ma’un (813-833) in the Islamization of knowledge.
5. Explain any FIVE differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
6. Evaluate the contributions of Muslim scientists to world civilization.










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