HIS212 The Biography of The Prophet 2

Course Description

This course has two parts.  The two courses will cover the biographical analysis of the life of the last Prophet (PBUH) based on authentic sources covering his life before prophethood, the Meccan stage of preaching, the migration, life in Medina, the Conquest of Mecca, and his death.

Course Code: HIS212

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: HIS 211

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to write an essay about the conquest of Mecca, the factors leading up to it, the triumphs, challenges, how it changed the course of history and in what ways it was victorious for the Muslims and succeeding generations
  • Students will be able to present to the class, a video or power point on one of the following choices:
    1. Building Masajid, establishing constitution and brotherhood, unity in the community, noting the major events and miracles of the Prophet (after the Hijra), noting how these events changed the course of history, highlighting the socio-political situation in Madinah, the behavior of the Ansar, and the Prophet’s relationship and behavior toward his family, tribe, companions, enemies and traitors.
    2. The different military activities in Madinah, including challenges and the Treaty of Hudaibiya, its terms, lessons, and how it changed the course of history, noting how the Prophet dealt with matters while at home and while traveling, his way in times of peace and at war, his way of dealing with his Lord, with himself and with all creatures, his way with those who agreed with him, those who opposed him.
    3. The difference in strategies of the Prophet in his dawah in Mecca and in Madinah, the phase of Islamic action in Madinah and how it changed the course of history for Muslims by spreading Islam beyond Arabia
    4. The year of delegations, the farewell pilgrimage, and the prophet’s death, noting historical context and events, lessons, how they changed the course of history, and what we should extract from the lessons today.
  • Students will be able to verbally explain some of the tactical and strategic dawah strategies used by the Prophet (peace be upon him), and then imitate some of the techniques through “role play” in modern day conflict resolution scenarios (i.e. a conversation with an Atheist, teaching non-Muslim family about Islam and Islamic rituals, winning the hearts of Muslim youth who are battling identity crisis, advising their Muslim brother/sister who are engaged in drinking, drugs, dating, etc, working with others to establish programs within the community)
  • Students will be able to verbally explain with examples, how the Prophet showed tolerance and coexistence towards people of different faiths.

Course Outline: (Life in Madinah)

  • Building a masjid.
  • Establishing constitution and brotherhood.
  • Different military activities.
  • Al-Hudaibiyah Treaty.
  • New phase of Islamic action.
  • Spreading Islam beyond Arabia.
  • Conquest of Mecca.
  • The year of delegations.
  • The farewell pilgrimage.
  • The prophet’s death.

Main Textbook:

The Sealed Nectar by Safi- Arrahman Al- Mubarakfury

Additional On-line Readings:

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The Message of Islam

Grading and Evaluation

Minimum passing grade 70%

Participation: 40% (10 assignments, 4% each)

Oral exam: 20%

Mid-Term exam: 10%

Research paper: 20%

Final exam: 10%

Guideline for Research Paper

As part of the course, you are required to submit a research paper. The topic chosen must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.The paper must meet the following requirements:

At least ten (10) double-spaced pages (not including the introduction and conclusion)

1 inch margins

12 pt size (Times New Roman)

Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference

The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs

When quoting Hadith, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly mentioned

Please Watch

   How to Write a Research Paper

Communication Etiquette

  • Post all your questions related to the course to the (Online Test) forum.
  • If sending emails directly to the lecturer, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Lecturer to within specified office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from

Al-Huda Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Weekly materials and graded assignments will be posted onto the site by Monday – in sha Allah.
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