Our history starts with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). A person should seek knowledge of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) since it is one of the things which he will be asked about when he is buried in his grave, and this knowledge is achieved by studying his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life history. Studying the life of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was a habit of the pious predecessors to such an extent that they used to teach their children the Seerah just as they used to teach them the other vital sciences such as Fiqh and Qur’aan. So whoever wishes to increase his eemaan then he should study what he can about his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life. As a result of studying his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life one will know the path to success and the method to how Islaam will rise again. It is important to study the early history of Islaam because it exemplifies the correct implementation of the Islamic teachings. Studying the Seerah is studying a miracle. Ibn Hazm said, “Studying the magnificent seerah of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) necessitates belief in him – that he was a messenger of Allaah. If he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had no other miracle save his seerah, then that surely would suffice.”
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allaah and the Last Day and remembers Allaah much” [33:21]
This course is based on a book named ‘The Life of Prophet Muhammad – Highlights and Lessons’ written by Mustafa Sibaa'ie. Dr. as-Sibaa’ie has underlined the main events in the life of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and has presented brief lessons that can be learnt from each incident.
In this course you will learn the following:
- Who is Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
- Why is it important to study the Seerah of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
- How can we benefit from studying the Seerah of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?
- What was the circumstance of Arabia and its People before Islaam?
- What lessons can we learn from his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life before Prophethood?
- What lessons can we learn from his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life during his time in Makkah, after - Prophethood?
- What benefits can we derive from his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life when migrating to Madeenah?
- What lessons and benefits can we take from all the battles that took place in his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) lifetime?
- What benefits can we derive from his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life in Madeenah?
- Who were his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) wives? Who were his (صلى الله عليه وسلم) companions?
- How did he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) call the people to Islaam?
- How was the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with the believers?
- How was he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with the disbelievers?
- What was he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) like as a Political leader?
Biography of the Author:
The author of this book is the late professor Dr. Mustafa Sibaa'ie, a scholar of Syria. His book clearly shows that he experienced the seerah in his own life. He was an active participant in jihaad, fighting in Palestine and playing a leading role in the Islamic movement in Syria. He was also a lecturer in the University of Damascus, where he taught the biography of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He devoted his life to da’wah (preaching) and striving for the sake of Allaah.
Additional Reading Material:
- The Sealed Nectar, by Sheikh Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
- The Biography of the Prophet, Ibn Katheer
- The Biography of Abu Bakr As Siddeeq, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee
- The Biography Of Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee
- The Biography of Uthman ibn Affan, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee
- The Biography of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee
- Women Around the Messenger, by Muhammad Ali Qutb
- The Ideal Muslim, by Dr. Muhammad Ali Al Hashimi
Having studied this course you should consider studying the following:
- Seerah - Biography of the Prophet
- Shama'il Muhammadiyyah
- Men Around the Messenger
- Women Around the Messenger
- The History of Andalus
- Prophetic Emotions
- Islam in Spain
- Biography of Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid
- Biography of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
- Biography of Imam Ash Shafi'ee
- Biography of Imam Abu Hanifah
- Biography of Imam Hasan Al Basri
- Biography of Shaykh Ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
- Biography of Imam An Nawawi
- Biography of Nur Ud Deen Zangi
- The Life of Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Baz
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