Like the Hebrew and Christian Bible, the Qur’an claims to be a text revealed by God for humanity. Using suras as evidence, along with Garry Wills’ study of What the Qur’an Meant, discuss how Islam reflects its origins in a desert environment.

Like the Hebrew and Christian Bible, the Qur’an claims to be a text revealed by God for humanity. Using suras as evidence, along with Garry Wills’ study of What the Qur’an Meant, discuss how Islam reflects its origins in a desert environment and relies upon embracing the prophets of Judaism and Christianity, but also rejects certain elements of those traditions to become a new, third monotheism. Finally, what is the evidence from the Qu’ran for a nonviolent understanding of jihad?
Please only use Koran, surahs # 37, 47, 61; and Wills, What the Qur’an Meant, Chs. 4, 6, 8 which I uploaded.