Biography and Thought: Study of the Life of Muhammad
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Reda El-Tahry, Nevin
Graduate degree students enrol in EMT6101HS
Course Code: 
EMT3101HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

This seminar studies the life of the Prophe Muhammad as it is presented in the earliest biographical and historical Muslim accounts. It introduces the sira and hadith literatures, in addition to classical and modern critical methods used to determine their authenticity and historical reliability. Topics include the first revelations, emigration from Mecca, the Constitution of Medina, and succession to Muhammad's leadership. Students will learn about Muslim concepts of prophethood, the significance of the prophet in the legal-ethical and mystical traditions, and women in hadith scholarship. They will study the life of Muhammad and relate it to his spiritual as well as temporal experience to explore modern-day concerns.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Fall 2019
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
20:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught under the title: "Biography and Thought: Study of Muhammad the Prophet".
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper