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DR552K: THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD: RELIGION, HISTORY, LITERATURE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 13 Sep 2017 15:21


Course Overview

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.

 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Divinity And Religious Studies (DR) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Islamic Studies

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

A 5,000 words essay (70%); a presentation in class (10%); two literature reviews (2x10%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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