Week 4: Amul Fil (The Year of the Elephant)

Main Points This week, there are 3 major topics that should be covered: Discuss Abdullah’s marriage to Aminah and his death shortly thereafter Discuss Abraha’s building of a cathedral in Sana’a, his oath to raze the Kaaba, and his advance towards Makkah Highlight Abdul Muttalib’s meeting with Abraha, Surah Fil, and how Quraysh earned the… Continue reading Week 4: Amul Fil (The Year of the Elephant)

Week 3: Abdul Muttalib and the Rise of Quraysh

Main Points This week, there are 3 major topics that should be covered: Discuss Abdul Muttalib’s parents, and be sure to tie this into the discussion of lineage from last week Mention Abdul Muttalib’s birth name and how he earned the nickname Abdul Muttalib Discuss the concept of the hunafaa and Abdul Muttalib being a… Continue reading Week 3: Abdul Muttalib and the Rise of Quraysh

WEEK 2: Lineage of the Prophet ﷺ

Heraclius, the Roman emperor, asked Abu Sufyan, “What is his family status amongst you?” “He belongs to a good (noble) family amongst us.” replied Abu Sufyan [Bukhari] Main Points This week, there are 4 major topics that should be covered: Discuss the 3 types of Arabs and which category the Prophet ﷺ falls into Discuss… Continue reading WEEK 2: Lineage of the Prophet ﷺ

Week 1: Introduction to the Seerah

Main Points This week, there are 4 major topics that should be covered: What is seerah? Discuss the root word of “seerah” Discuss the linguistic and practical definitions of “seerah” Seerah sources Discuss the idea that seerah does not have one “founder” Discuss the implications of the sahabah being the preservers of the seerah Discuss… Continue reading Week 1: Introduction to the Seerah