The Sirah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

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Course: The Sirah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Course Code: TS-PM-023
Course Level: Basic(Level1)
Start Date: Monday 10th February 2020 11am – 12:30pm
End Date:
Age: 16+
Instructor:   Dr Shahrul Hussain 


The study of the life of the Prophet Muhammad is a fundamentally important subject to Islamic studies. The religion of Islam is based on the message delivered by Muhammad. This course offers an introduction to the biography of the Prophet Muhammad. This module will look into three aspects of the Prophet Muhammad’s life. 

  • His life before prophethood,
  • His life in Makka after prophethood;
  • and his life in Madina 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 the following the main areas: The historical Muhammad: his birth; the sacrilegious war; the concept of prophetic infallibility; the prophethood; the migration to Ethiopia; the boycott; the migration to Madina; the three major battles: Badr, Uhud and Khandaq; Muhammad’s relationship with the Jews, the treaty of al-Hudaybiayh and the conquest of Makka

Who is the Course Suitable for?

The Sirah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has been designed to cater for learners who range from beginners to intermediate level and have a basic understanding of Islam. 

Aims and Objectives of the Course

The aim of the course is for learners to advance their understanding of the prophetic biography. The course is designed to challenge students in a relaxed and comfortable environment. By the end of the course you will become more confident t in the Sirah. 

Course Timetable

The course will run in the morning only, and during term time only, your instructor will let you know when the holidays are. The course will run on Thursday 17th January 2019 10am – 11.30 am. Please register now.


This course is designed to make learning fun and enjoyable. However, if you are unhappy about something and would like to complain you should bring this up with your instructor. If you feel that you are unable to do so or you have but the issue has not been resolved then you should contact the Short Courses Director on

Session Topic
1 Development of prophetology in the Qur’an and Western scholarship paradigm of the prophetic biography  
2 Introduction to the documentation of the prophetic biography: Muslim scholarship during the formative period
3 The Prophet in Mecca ante-prophethood: His childhood 
4 The Prophet in Mecca ante-prophethood: adolescence to adulthood 
5 The Prophet in Mecca: post-prophethood
6 The Prophetic Mission in Mecca
7 The Prophet in Medina
8 Mission in Medina

Warfare and peace theories: Understanding Islamic international political ties

9 Muhammad and Non-Muslim Relationship
10 The new age: Treaty and Spread of Islam

Mission accomplished: Events post-mortem of the Prophet Muhammad

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