Major religious and sociohistorical developments, in the Islamic world from circa 600 to 1300 C.E., Focus on the Qur'an, Muhammad, early Islamic, expansions and dynasties, and interactions with, non-Muslims. Examination of the formation of, orthodox beliefs and practices (e.g., theology,, ritual, law), contestation over religious ideals, and political power, and the emergence of Shiite, and Sufi Islam.