After reading The Koran and the introduction by Professor Dawood, write a 3-page paper (approximately 700 words) in which you discuss any 3 of the following and how The Koran deals with such issues as:

The relationship between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity
The treatment and status of women, marriage, divorce, and polygamy
The justification of a “holy war” (jihad)
Suicide
Use of alcohol
Charity and help for the needy
Dietary restrictions
Justice and its administration
Principles of faith
Treatment of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus

When discussing each of these points, you will need to cite the specific Sura from The Koran. Try to include as many examples for these points as possible in your paper. Finally, draw some conclusions as to the nature of The Koran.

If you also other sources in addition to the course materials in your paper, please be careful to use valid, scholarly resources. For example, on-line encyclopedias like WikiPedia are not acceptable sources for college-level work.