- Get a full picture of the Prophet’s life
- Formerly known as The Dawn of Prophethood
- Learn about the “Makkan” period of the Prophet’s life
- Understand the significance of the Makkan period and its distinction from the Madinan
- Reflect on the meanings behind the occurrences in his life
- Relate the Sirah to your own life
- Perfect for the young and the old, the new and the life-long Muslim
“There is indeed a good model for you in the Messenger of Allah – for the one who has hope in Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah profusely” (Quran 33:21).
In this verse and many others, Allah tells us that the key to our success is following the example of the our Beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. And the only way we can do this is through learning about his life. The Life Of The Greatest Prophet (formerly known as The Rise of the Ummah) is the first of a pair of courses that will bring the Sirah to life, illustrating the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings upon him, in a detailed, historical and chronological manner.
The content of the course will not only include a detailed look at the Prophet’s life, but will also involve reflection on the meaning of the events in his life and how every aspect of his life is full of lessons for us. This will enable you to establish a connection with him, peace and blessings be upon him, so that you are better able to take him as your model in everything that you do.
Based on material taken from Al-Shifa by Qadi Iyad, Muhammad by Martin Lings, Al-Sirah al-Halabiyah by Imam Ali Burhan al-Din al-Halabi, An Approach to the Quranic Sciences by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, The Sealed Nectar, and others, this course is for everyone—the young and the old, the new and the life-long Muslim. For those new, the course will give you a full picture of the Sirah; and for those “old”, it is a reminder and a refresher with the addition of analysis and reflection.
By the end of this course, you will have learned the detailed chronological history of the Prophet’s life while focusing on the Makkan period as being distinct from the Madinan period. You will be able to identify and explain the major milestones of the Makkan period and discuss their significance. You will also understand the significance of the Makkan period as a whole in the Prophet’s life, peace and blessings be upon him.