“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” Winston Churchill
Basics: Write a 2-3 page paper in a reasonable font and observing all the normal rules of grammar and style. Be sure to base your answer to this question on primary sources that you read for last week. DO NOT rely on the textbook, introductions, lectures or any other source. Use specific examples from the sources that you read for last week. BE SURE to use footnotes to indicate where you got your examples!
The Question: In the primary source readings (NOT BERKEY) for September 10, September 15, and September 17, 2014, you have read about the conquests, politics in the early Muslim community and under the Umayyads, non-Muslim-Muslim relations, and the Abbasid Revolution. Based on these readings, what was the most important set of issues for the newly founded Muslim community?