In 250-300 words, answer the following question: Why is information about pre-Islamic Near Eastern religious heritage, imperial rivalries, and Arabian
tribalism relevant for understanding the history of the beginnings of Islam?
To receive full points, you must stay within the word limits while displaying they carefully read both chapters. Your answer must make specific references to
both chapters and 1 and 2 of Jonathan Brown’s book, in the form of short quotes or paraphrases, with proper page citations. In addition, your answer should
address all parts of the question (religious heritage, imperial rivalries, and tribalism)