Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) | Part 2

Course Category: Sira | Level 2 Course

Course Code: SIR 202

Instructor: Dr. Anse Tamara Gray

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: January 17 - May 8, 2023

Day: Thursdays

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm CST

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 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 earlier starting March 12.

Course Description: 

This course will undertake a study of the life of the Prophet (s), with a special focus on his behavior and actions, providing a deeper understanding of why he was indeed "the chosen one". Students will examine the major events and minor incidents that took place in his public and private life, extrapolating the wisdom and lessons one can gain from them. Weekly assignments focus on these lessons learned, enabling students to draw parallels to modern day struggles in their own lives and make lasting changes, following in the footsteps of the Prophet (s).

Course Prerequisites: 


  • Students should be women above the age of 17.


  • SIR 101 and SIR 102: Companions of the Prophet (s) | Parts 1 & 2.
  • SIR 201: Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) | Part 1

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term paper, 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.

Text: The Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography, by Dr. M. Said Ramadan al Buti. 

Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 18, 2023.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on January 14th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org