Find inspiration in the blessed lives of the first four Caliphs in Islam, collectively known as the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. Take this comprehensive course for insight into the magnificent lives of those closest to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace). Going in the order of superiority, from Abu Bakr to 'Umar to 'Uthman to 'Ali, this course not only provides the biographical details of the lives of the khulafa (caliphs) but also shines light on their virtues and outstanding qualities. Explore the incredible morals and timeless advice of these pious leaders, may Allah be pleased with them all.

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said in a hadith: So hold fast to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs who will come after me. Adhere to them and hold fast to them.”

[Abu Dawud,Tirmidhi] 

 Take this course and fulfill this crucial aspect of the Prophet’s advice! 

Course Curriculum

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    1. Life of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr as-Siddiq – I

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Life of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr as-Siddiq – II

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Life of Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Faruq – I

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Life of Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Faruq – II

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Life of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn Affan – I

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 6.5 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:

  • Establish a deep respect and connection with the four Caliphs

  • Learn about the habits and lifestyle of the Caliphs and how to implement them in one’s own life

  • Rejuvenate your soul with the advices of Ali, legendary bravery of Umar, limitless generosity of Uthman and the wisdoms of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with them all)

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

    Set goals and monitor your progress through our dashboard. We track your accomplishments for you!


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.