Biography and Thought: Study of the Life of Muhammad

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Reda, Nevin
Course Code EMT3101HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in EMT6101HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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 leam 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.

Department Theological
Schedule Tue
Start Time 14:00
End Time 16:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 30
Additional Notes

This course was previously taught under the title: "Biography and Thought: Study of Muhammad the Prophet".

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2015
Currently Offered Fall 2017