Before prophethood






Skill Level

21 h





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:

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.

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