Based on the readings and video for this week, discuss the origins and development of Islam as a religious, social, and political entity.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 750 words
Mandaville,Peter. Global Political Islam. London, U.S.: Routledge, 2007. Chapter 1, page 4 (Islam in the world; Some basic facts) to page 15 (When does Islam count?)
Mandaville,Peter. Global Political Islam. London, U.S.: Routledge, 2007. Chapter 2, page 24 to page 29 (The Rashidun Caliphs)
The Public Broadcasting Service. Gardner. “Islam: Empire of Faith [PBS Documentary].” (accessed 31 March 2016) to 51.00.