[Name] [Instructor] [Class] [Date] Resource and Obstacles Comparison between Abu-ʿUbayd and Al-Nawawī In religion challenges are usually faced not only in the writing of religious works but also in their interpretation and application because different people usually have different perspectives of religious writings. Religious texts are usually an indispensable resource from which people can obtain the moral guidelines required to live a life that is seamless with those of others since it would be based on maximizing virtue and minimizing vices. For every religious text there is usually an original source primarily a deity like God or Allah which usually occurs through their messengers. The human writers of the words of the deity usually base their work on the words of a prophet; in this case prophets are usually the source of the direct words of the deity and the writer can interpret not only the prophet’s words but also not highlight the role of the Prophet in Islam it was a central topic in Al-Nawawī’s work. Regardless of these similarities and differences both scholars agreed on the necessity of having one’s religious beliefs and addressing day-to-day challenges based on religious teachings like hadiths and the Qur'an. Works Cited Calder N. Mojaddedi J. & Rippin A. eds. 2012a. Abu Ubaid on faith. In Classical Islam: A sourcebook of religious literature. New York NY: Routledge pp. 134–142. Calder N. Mojaddedi J. & Rippin A. 2012b. Al-Nawawi on faith and the divine decree. In N. Calder J. Mojaddedi & A. Rippin eds. Classical Islam: A sourcebook of religious literature. New York NY: Routledge pp. 143–146. Campanini M. 2016. The Qur’an: The basics New York NY: Routledge. Rumaysah A. ed. The book of Eemaan by Abu Ubaid al-Qaasim bin Sallaam al-Baghdaadee Riyadh Saudi Arabia: Islamic Propagation Office at Rabwah. Available at: https://d1.islamhouse.com/data/en/ih_articles/single/en_The_book_of_emaan.pdf. [...]
the assignment requires you to compare two particular scholars (historical ) Abu- Ubayd and Al-Nawawi. You are asked to compare their perspectives on religious diversity. The paper should focus on them only, and not a lot of general background info. Then you discuss in your paper how they use similar ideas. For example, do they both talk about multiple revelations? Do they both talk about recognizing Prophet Muhammad? Your sources will be on those scholars specifically .