Analyze and contextualize it, both as historical and theological source, including what is its place in Islamic history.

Religion

Pick one of the three following primary sources:

  • Exchange of letters between the Umayyad Caliph Abdulmalik Ibn Marwan and al-Hasan al-Basrî, on God enabling man to disobey him.
  • Abd al-Jabbar on Gods will and Human freedom, from his commentary on the five principals.
  • Abū al-Hasan al-Ash’arî, on God’s creation of Man’s disobedience, from his book of brightness.

Analyze and contextualize it, both as historical and theological source, including what is its place in Islamic history.