Muhammad and the Other: Islam and International Relations




Young, Ronald Cory

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This thesis describes both the political and social relations of Judaism, Christianity, the polytheists, and Islam during the time of Muhammad. Specifically, it focuses on how the historical Muhammad interacted with these other religions during both the Meccan and Medinan period of his lifetime. Researching this specific time period allows the author to examine if a foreign policy model can be illustrated by the actions of the historical Muhammad. In the process of researching and writing this thesis, the author conducted a literature review of the earliest possible sources regarding the historical Muhammad and his community at Medina. This thesis is slated to be a reference and a resource for both students and faculty who seek a better understanding of Muhammad's political and social relations with the other religions that he came into contact with during his prophetic career.



Muhammad, Christianity, Islam, Mecca, Judaism, Medina