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

The course will undertake a detailed study of Prophet Muhammad's biography in the light of the Qur'anic revelation and religious thought that became foundational for the development of legal-ethical and theological traditions. Students will study the life of the Prophet and relate it to his spiritual as well as temporal experience to investigate political theology of Islam. Our approach will be that of History of Religions (phenomenology), that is, aiming at a fuller understanding of the meaning of the concepts like "Apostle of God," "Seal of the Prophets," "The Mother of the Book," and so on, for individual Muslims and for Muslim thinkers over the centuries. In order to accomplish this task, students will study the entire Qur'an, in conjunction with the biography of the Prophet.

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: 
5
Maximum: 
10
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