Sira: An Academic Study of the Life of Prophet Muhammad (s) | Part 2 - Spring 2019

Course Category: Islamic Sciences | Level 3 Core Courseicon 3

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Sira: An Academic Study of the Life of Prophet Muhammad (s) with Anse Randa Mardini

Course Code: SIR 302

Instructor: Anse Ustadha

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 2, 2019
Timings: Thursdays, 8:30 pm CST/2:30 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 2 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go out of effect in the United States on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier after March 10th.

Offered: This course is offered continuously over two years. Classes do not stop during the regular semester breaks, but students need to re-enroll in each subsequent part.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of all Ribaat Level 1 and Level 2 Core course.
  3. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat elective.

Summary: An in-depth study of the life of Prophet Muhammad (s). Part 1 provides a detailed study of the political and social layout of the Arabian Peninsula before Islam. It concludes with Prophet Muhammad’s birth and the events of his life up until the revelation. Throughout Part 2, students examine in detail the major events and incidents that took place up until the hijra to Medina, extrapolating the wisdom and lessons one can gain from them. In Parts 3 and 4, the course will examine the major events and incidents that took place after the hijra to Medina, extrapolating the wisdom and lessons one can gain from them. Weekly assignments focus on these lessons learned, enabling students to draw parallels to modern day struggles in their own lives and make lasting changes, following in the footsteps of the Prophet (s).

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for exams at the end of each unit of study as assigned by the instructor.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$200.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Scholarships and auditing options are not available for this course.

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Text: A Compendium of the Sources on the Prophetic Narrative (abridged) by Anse Samira al-Zayid

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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