REL5131 The Life of Muhammad

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. John Bitar

Course Description:

Study of the life of Muhammad, primarily in Quranic and Muslim historical tradition, but also historical critical perspectives. Covers his birth, early life, spiritual awakening, revelations and rise to political power in the social, political and religious context from which Islam emerged. Considers his significance as the perfect example of a devoted Muslim and the issues this raises for modern Muslims.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need to understand the foundational role of Muhammad and see modern conflicts within and outside of Islam as having a primary foundation in the life and practices of Muhammad. The Muslim world cannot be understood apart from this.

Why This Course Is Important:

All the activities of this course are designed to foster missional outreach of the Gospel to the Muslim world.