Course Title: Seerat-un-Nabi (In Historical Perspective)

Course Code: BISL- 110

Credit Hours: 03

Instructor: SAMIA ATHAR

Email: [email protected]




Seerah studies is an essential part of Islamic studies. This program sheds light on the life events of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAW). The study of Seerah plays a significant role not only in the lives of Muslims but whole mankind. For Muslims the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is a role model, declared by Allah, so they study it with a great sense of reverence.


The students of Islamic studies can attain thorough guidance and true insight from Seerah studies. They will be able to cope up with today’s social and religious challenges by seeking wisdom of prophet Muhammad (SAW) through Seerah studies.




The Students will be able to :

  • Understand the social ,economical ,political and religious scenario of pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula.
  • Get the introduction of the basic sources of Seerah studies.
  • Understand the importance and rational of Seerah studies.
  • Learn the life history of the Prophet before and after the revelation in the perspective of Madni and Makki life.



  1. Basic sources of Seerah studies (Quran,Books of Hadith ,Books of Seerah(Maghazi),Books of history).
  2. Pre-Islamic conditions of contemporary world and peninsula of Arabia.
  3. A bird’s eye view on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) before revelation.(Birth to revelation)
  4. Significance of Seerah studies.
  5. Seerat-un-Nabi and khilafat-e-Rashida.
  6. Life events of Hazarat Muhammad (SAW) (Revelation to Migration to Madina)
  7. Preaching of Islam, suffering from opponents, migration to Habshah(Abyssinia). Visit to Taif, concept of migration, reasons, events and significance of migration.
  8. Life events of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Migration to death).
  9. Different aspects of the Moral character of the Holy Prophet , personal traits and their significance on humanity.



  1. “Seerat-e-Rasool Allah”   by   Ibn-e-Hishaam
  2. “Al-Tabqat Al-Kubra”      by   Ibn-e-Saad.
  3. “Tarikh Al-Rusal wal Maluk”   by Al-Tabri
  4. “Al-bdaya Wanahya”        by  Ibn-e-Khitir
  5. “Ar Rahiq-ul-Makhtum”  by Safi-ur-Rahman Mubarakpuri
  6. “Seerat-un-Nabi”              by Shibli Nomani
  7. “Khutbat-e-Madras”         by Sayed Suleman Nadvi




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                       Topics and Readings


 Introduction of Seerah studies, basic sources of Seerah   studies(Quran, Books of Hadith , Books of Seerah and Maghazi,   Books of history)


 Conditions of contemporary world and peninsula of Arabia before   emergence of Islam , A critical review of pre-Islamic social,   religious and moral conditions of neighboring countries and   peninsula of Arabia.


 The bird’s eye view of the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

 Before revelation (Birth to  revelation)


 Significance of Seerah studies


 Seerat un Nabi and khilafat-e-Rashida


 Seerat un Nabi and khilafat-e-Rashida


 Life events of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Revelation to   migration to Madina)


 Preaching of Islam, Hurdles and suffering from opponents.


 Migration to Abyssinia, visit to Taif


 Concept of Migration



 Life events of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Migration to death)



 Muwakhat e Madina (brotherhood in Muslims of Madina) Treaty   of  Madina


 Brief history of Jihad (Ghazwat)



 Treaty of Hudaybia , Conquest of Meccah



 Last Sermon (Khutbah Hajatul-Widda) of the Prophet Muhammad   (SAW) and its significance,     Global impact of Seerah of the   Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)



                                    Final Term







Students will complete their research assignments, regarding the course, assigned by teacher.



Distribution of Marks:

  • Assignment     10
  • Presentation    10
  • Mid term

    /Term Paper    30

  • Final Exam    50 



  • Submission of assignments after due date will result in the deduction of sessional marks.
  • Failure of submission of assignments will affect your sessional marks at the end of semester
  • Plagiarism is not allowed in projects and assignments . Plagiarism involves an attempt to use an element of another person’s work, without appropriate acknowledgement in order to gain academic credit.
  • Every student is expected and required to respect the rights to fellow students and the authority of University academic and other staff in the performance of their duties.

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