Sīrah

This course offers an introduction to the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ. The study of the life of the Prophet Muḥammadﷺ  is  a fundamentally important subject to Islamic studies. The religion of Islam is based on the message delivered by Muḥammadﷺ.

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Module Overview:

The study of the life of the Prophet Muḥammadﷺ  is  a fundamentally important subject to Islamic studies. The religion of Islam is based on the message delivered by Muḥammadﷺ. This course offers an introduction to the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ.
This module will investigate three aspects of Prophet Muḥammad’sﷺ life.
- His life before prophethood,
- His life in Makkah after prophethood.
- His life in Madīnah post-prophethood.

This course will focus primarily on the key incidents in the Prophet’s life and reflect on his life in terms of his character, role, and relationship in society and how his community perceived him both before and after prophethood.   The course will cover many areas of the prophets sacred life, such as the historical Muhammad: his birth; the sacrilegious war; the prophethood; the migration to Ethiopia; the boycott; the migration to Madīnah; the three major battles: Badr, Uhud and Khandaq; Muḥammad’s relationship with the Jews, the treaty of al-Hudaybiyyah, the conquest of Makkah and many other incidents.

Objective:
To  study  and  have  an  overall  good  understanding  of  the  Sīrah,  its  lessons  and  to  be  able  to  implement them into our lives.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

1. Have a very good and broad understanding of the Sīrah
2. Be familiar with the important events which took place during the life of the Prophet ﷺ
3.

SYLLABUS

Year 1

Teacher: Mawlānā Haadi Mohamed
Day/ Time: Monday | 7.15pm – 8pm

Term 1

Life in Makkah

Week 1 - Introduction & Importance of Studying Sīrah
Week 2 - Background History
Week 3 - Religious Background of Pre-Islamic Arabia
Week 4 - Early Life
Week 5 - Important Events
Week 6 - Pursuit of the Truth
Week 7 - The Glad Tidings
Week 8 - The Revelation & The Reaction of the People Latter Years prior to Migration
Week 9 - The Early Immigrants
Week 10 - Major Events
Week 11 - In Search of a Base
Week 12 - The Night Journey and Ascension
Week 13 - Initiation of the Hijra
Week 14 - Revision Week
Week 15 - End of Term Exams
Week 16 - End of Term Break
Week 17 - End of Term Break

Term 2

Madīnah Part 1

Week 1 - Hijrah to Madīnah
Week 2 - Establishment of The State Part 1
Week 3 - Establishment of The State Part 2
Week 4 - Battle of Badr Part 1
Week 5 - Battle of Badr Part 2
Week 6 - Events Between Badr & Uhud
Week 7 - Battle of Uhud Part 1 
Week 8 - Reading Week (No lessons)
Week 9 - Battle of Uhud Part 2
Week 10 - Events Between Uhud & Battle of the Trench
Week 11 - Story of Ifk & Battle of the Trench Part 1
Week 12 - Battle of the Trench Part 2 & Banu Quraydhah
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
Week 14 - Ramadan Break

Term 3

Madīnah part 2

Week 1 - Truce of Al-Hudaybiyyah Part 1
Week 2 - Truce of Al-Hudaybiyyah Part 2
Week 3 - Khaibar Part 1
Week 4 - Khaibar Part 2
Week 5 - The Battle of Mu’tah
Week 6 - The Cause of The Arab Nations Accepting Islam Part 1 
Week 7 - The Cause of The Arab Nations Accepting Islam Part 2 & Battle of Ḥunain 
Week 8 - The Battle of Tabuk
Week 9 - The Hadith of Ka’b ibn Mālik
Week 10 - The Delegations & The Farewell Hajj
Week 11 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 12 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 13 - The Last Days
Week 14 - End of Term Exams
Week 15 - End of Year Break

RECOMMENDED

Reads

The Sealed Nectar


Saifur-Rahman Al Mubarakpuri

Mukhtasar Sīratul Mustafā


Moulana Muḥammad Idrees Khandhelwi

The life of Prophet Muhammad, Highlights and lessons

Dr Musṭafā As-Sabā’ī