Class Notes

When Muhammad made the Hirjah, or immigration to Medina, he formed the Ummah.  The Ummah is the community ruled by the one God.  In the very beginning this included Jews and Christians, as they were also followers of the one true God.  Muhammad saw Islam as a continuation of these faiths, not something different.

Class Notes

We struggle with immigration issues in our country today, but it is not a new thing.  By 1880, there were over 200,000 Chinese living in the U.S.  To combat this growth, the government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, which decreased the Chinese population by 40% in 40 years.