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After reading Shepard and viewing The Historical Origins of Islam, what insights have you gained about the cultural context of Arabia in Muhammads day as well as Muhammad himself? Was the video presentation consistent with the assigned readings, or did there seem to be areas of bias in one or both?
Reply to at least two other classmates posts stating why you agree or disagree with their view of the differences between the readings and the video presentation. Each reply should be at least 20 words, and be sure to include at least two citations in your replies.