Before Prophethood is a comprehensive programme on the study of the early life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the incidents before prophethood, which is part of the Sirah Course. It delivers the subject matter in a modern format, utilising mature visual aids and in-depth resources to engage the listener. Whilst the programme focuses primarily on the early life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it also addresses the environment of Arabia and the surrounding regions, the lives of the Companions, and draws lessons and morals, whilst establishing the context for the revelation of the Quran,
The programme is divided into two key parts:
Before Birth: This part explores the state of Arabia and surrounding regions before the arrival of Prophet Muhammad, focusing on key individuals and incidents that lead up to the birth of Prophet Muhammad, from the time of Prophet Abraham.
This part contains the following chapters:
- The Birth of Ibrāhīm and his Childhood
- His Journey to Palestine and Egypt
- The Well of Zamzam
- The Sacrifice
- The Marriage of Ismā’īl
- The Rebuilding of Al-Ka`bah
- The Black Stone
- Jurhum Rule Makkah
- The War Between Jurhum and Khuzā`ah
- Introducing of Idols and the Beginning of Shirk
- The Ancestry of the Prophet
- The Story of Quṣay ibn Kilāb
- The Story of ‘Abd Manāf, Hāshim, ‘Abdul-Muṭṭalib
- The Story of ‘Abdul Muṭṭalib
- The Story of Zamzam, and ‘Abdul-Muṭṭalib’s oath
- The Sacrifice with ‘Abdullah
- The Story of the Boy and the King
- The People of the Elephant
Part 1-2: students will be expected to prepare readings from various biographical sources of the life of Prophet Muhammad, such as ‘Muhammad: Man and Prophet’ by Adil Salahi.
Farhan Mahmood is one of the lecturers at Islamic Courses Online. He completed his LLB in Law in 2009 and attained a distinction in an MSc in Management Consultancy in 2011. After gaining experience in Law, he took the route to becoming a student of knowledge in 2012. He graduated in 2018, and since then he has been teaching Arabic Language, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Tafsir.
Who is the course for?
This programme is suitable for those who intend to learn the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad in a comprehensive manner yet at their own pace.
- This programme is suitable for anyone who wishes to study the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad, no matter where they are in their journey of Islamic studies.
- The duration of each level depends upon students’ caliber and dedication towards classes.
- Students can speed up their pace in completing the various levels or slow down depending on how much quantity they can retain and how many levels they wish to cover.
- Students can set a pace of daily, weekly, and even monthly intervals.
- The average time in which a student is expected to complete one entire part of this programme is 1 academic term of weekly studies, whereby the student completes at least one chapter per week; both by watching all the relevant videos of a lesson and preparing the reading of recommended text/s.
- To provide a comprehensive study of the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad for those who wish to learn at their own pace.
- To enable students to grasp otherwise comprehensive aspects of the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad, in an easy and structured manner.
- To allow students to grasp the language of the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad, as well as related names, incidents, places, and biographical terms.
- To empower students to become independent learners of the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad.
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