ISL181 Sirah (Life of Prophet Muhammad) (8)

This subject discusses the life of the Prophet Muhammad, together with his character, personality, and common misconceptions about his life and work. Various aspects of his life including pre-Islamic Arabia, early life before prophethood, the Meccan period, migration to Medina, social, diplomatic and military challenges, Islams domination of Arabia, the family life of the Prophet, his spirituality, his reported miracles, social transformations during his lifetime, and dynamics that were to shape human history will also be addressed. 

Indicative Assessment

To be used as an indicative guide only - assessment is updated each session and can differ to suit study mode.

Item Number
Title
Assessment
Value
1
Research and referencing quiz
Assignment
5%
2
Essay - first submission
Assignment
20%
3
Essay - final submission
Assignment
25%
4
Exam
Exam
40%
5
Participation and engagement
Assignment
10%
Offering: ISL181_201860_UC_D

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL181. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Subject Relationships

ISL481 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate the state of pre-Islamic Arabia
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the main events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the unfolding of a Muslim community
  • be able to analyse social transformations during his lifetime and relate their impact on the Muslim world today
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the family life and spiritual aspects of the Prophet Muhammad
  • be able to recognise and analyse common misconceptions about the Prophet Muhammad
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, organisation, written and oral communication skills through the presentation of a substantial work

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Arabia pre-Islam
  • His childhood and early life
  • The birth of Islam
  • Propagation of Islam in Mecca and persecution of Muslims
  • Economic and social sanctions towards Muslims
  • Migration to Medina
  • Diplomatic conflict resolutions and inevitable military confrontations
  • Treaty of Hudaybiyah and the spread of Islam in Arabia
  • Conquest of Mecca and repercussions
  • The miracles and future predictions of the Prophet Muhammad
  • The spiritual aspect of the Prophet Muhammad
  • The character of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Family life and the Prophet Muhammad
  • Clarifying misconceptions about the Prophet Muhammad
  • The death of the Prophet and his legacy

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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