This course is the first of a series of two courses that aim to provide a comprehensive, authentic and inspiring account of the blessed life of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and give him peace). Based on the earliest sources, this thoughtful and engaging course will provide an essential overview of the Makki (Meccan) period to allow students to fully acquaint themselves with the struggles and major events of this era in the life of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace)

Beginning with the early years in the life of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace), we will move in a lively, fast-paced manner reliving the moments of his life until the Migration (Hijrah) to Madinah. Through pre-recorded lectures, this course will provide a succinct account of this period describing the hardships the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) experienced in conveying Divine Guidance to his people. His sublime character and leadership, and his many other excellent qualities that make him a model for humanity, will be explored at depth. We will also discover how he dealt with significant events in his life, such as the Year of Deep Sorrow and the painful incident of Ta’if, and take home practical lessons to emulate his message. 

“There is indeed a good model for you in the Messenger of Allah - for the one who has hope in Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah profusely.” (Qur’an 33:21)

Course Curriculum

    1. HIS115-Glossary-of-Terms

    2. HIS115-Required-Reading-The-Prophets-Miracles

    3. HIS115-Recommended-Reading-Regarding-the-First-Revelation

    1. The Early Years

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. The Bestowal of Prophethood - Part 1

    2. The Bestowal of Prophethood - Part 2

    3. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. The Public Call to Islam

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. The Migration to Abyssinia

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. The Boycott of the Hashimites

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 7.5 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Part of Islamic Essentials Certificate Program

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following outcomes:

  • Appreciate the significance of learning the Seerah of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace)

  • Find inspiration for the modern life in the Prophetic example and take home practical lessons and morals from the Prophet’s sublime character

  • Understand and reflect on the immense significance of the Meccan period and the blessed city of Makkah al-Mukarramah

  • Gain in depth knowledge of the Prophetic teachings from the Meccan period

  • Deepen your knowledge of the lofty status of the Prophet (saw)

  • Increase your love and respect for the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace)

  • Develop a love and respect toward the Companions for their achievements in the face of tremendous difficulty

  • Understand the reality of the miraculous events that occurred

  • Understand the relationship of love and respect between the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) and Khadija (RA)

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

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  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

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Shaykh Junaid Kharsany

Course Instructor

Shaykh Junaid Kharsany was born in Durban, South Africa. He was blessed to complete the memorization of the Holy Qur’an at the tender age of fifteen. Shaykh Junaid began his higher Islamic studies at the renowned seminary, Madrasah ‘Arabiyya Islamiyya in Azaadville, South Africa. During his studies, he immersed himself in the study of Arabic, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Tafsir among other Islamic sciences. He graduated with a degree in the Islamic sciences, including authorizations in the major books of hadith. Soon after graduating, he began teaching sacred knowledge at the Islahul Muslimeen seminary in Durban, South Africa. Shaykh Junaid has long been involved in the work of da’wah (religious propagation) and has served as a social worker and leader for a number of communities. He has also served as a supervisor for the educational board of the Jamiat Ulama Kwazulu Natal and as an Imam in Inglewood, California. He has previously taught at the Institute of Knowledge in Diamond Bar, California in the Alim program. He teaches at al-Falaah College in South Africa and also serves as a radio presenter and host for Radio al-Ansaar. Additionally, he serves as a panelist for Radio Islam and occasionally appears as a guest on Cii Radio channel. He joined Rayyan Institute as an instructor in April, 2014. Shaykh Junaid presently resides in Durban, South Africa with his wife and children.