Course Category: Sira | Level 3 Course

Course Code: SIR 301

Instructor: Anse Randa Mardini

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 16 - Dec. 16, 2021

Day: Thursdays

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 pm CST

Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 7.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of all Ribaat Level 1 and Level 2 Core Courses.
  3. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat elective.

Course Description: An in-depth study of the life of Prophet Muhammad (s). Part 1 provides a detailed study of the political and social layout of the Arabian Peninsula before Islam. It concludes with Prophet Muhammad’s birth and the events of his life up until the revelation. Throughout Part 2, students examine in detail the major events and incidents that took place up until the hijra to Medina, extrapolating the wisdom and lessons one can gain from them. 

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term project, and submit a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until January 12th, 2022.

  • $200.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)
  • Auditing is not available for this course

Text: A Compendium of the Sources on the Prophetic Narrative (abridged), Shaykha Samira al-Zayid.

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

Contact: For inquiries, contact

Registration Options: Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.