Describe the following key terms and in 4-6 sentences tell me who/what it is, and why it is significant for a full understanding of the history of the Middle East.
Bahira, Ummah, Prophet Muhammad, Hijra, Ahl al-Kitab/Dhimmi, The Babylonian Captivity, Covenant, Monotheism.
During the first half of the semester, we have seen a number of changes and important events in the Middle East. Talk about the Hijrah and what you feel is important, and describe what it is and why it is significant drawing on at least one of the primary source readings we discussed this semester. Also talk about Prophet Muhammed and his role in the Hijrah. Your answer should be 1.5 – 2 pages and should be supported by specific examples.