W. Montgomery Watt. Muhammad. Study Guide

  • 1. Terms, names, etc.
  • 2. W. Montgomery Watt is the author whose theories are criticized by Patricia Crone in Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Do you have a sense of his approach in this brief selection which Crone would find objectionable?
  • 3. What does Watt believe to have been Muhammad's main accomplishments?
  • 4. Was Muhammad responsible for the birth of Islam and/or the Muslim community, in Watt's view?