Sira: An Academic Study of the Life of Prophet Muhammad (s) | Part 3 - Fall 2019

Course Category: Sira | Level 4 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course:  with Anse Randa Mardini

Course Code: SIR 401

InstructorAnse Randa Mardini

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 12 - December 12, 2019
Timings: Thursdays, 8:30 pm CST/2:30 am UK 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 into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 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 later starting November 3rd.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. This course is open only to students who completed Parts 1-2 with Anse Randa. They will be enrolled automatically in Part 3.


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: NA

Students who completed parts 1-2 will automatically be enrolled in Part 3.

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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