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We will discuss the biography of Prophet Muhammad, the main figure in Islam, through whom the Qur’an was revealed. We will look at existing sources for this biography and the problems that they present to modern scholars. We will examine various research approaches to this topic and discuss the advantages and shortcomings of each. Through a discussion of main episodes in the life of the Prophet we will learn of various ways for understanding these episodes. We will also discuss the status of Muhammad against other prophets in Islam and against the Qur’an.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
In this course we will discuss the life of Muhammad, the main prophet of Islam, and the construction of his image in the Muslim sources. The main episodes in the Prophet’s life will be analysed from a number of perspectives, using primary, secondary and extra-Islamic sources in order to achieve a better understanding of the construction of Muhammad’s image by the early Muslims.
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