Companions of the Prophet ﷺ | Part 2

Course Category: Sira | Level 1 Course

Course Code: SIR 102

Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Dates: January 8 - April 28, 2024

Day: Mondays

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm CST

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, March 10, 2024. 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 10.

Class times are subject to change during the month of Ramadan. There will be no class in the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Course Description:

An in-depth study of the sixty companions discussed in the book Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit. Students will learn their stories, draw conclusions about Islamic precepts from their lives, understand their relationship to the Prophet ﷺ, and derive personal lessons from their lives. Students will apply same to an additional companion upon whom research will be done.

The first thirty companions of this text are covered in Part 1 of the course, and the second thirty are covered in Part 2. It is not required to complete part 1 before part 2.

Click Here to view a sample of this class

What will be covered: 

  • The lives of 30 of the companions of the Prophet ﷺ
  • Lessons learned
  • Female companions
  • Young men and women around the Prophet ﷺ
  • Well-known companions as well as lesser known ones who had pivotal roles

Get ANSWERS to questions like:

  • Who were some of the people that lived with the Prophet ﷺ?
  • What were their relationships with him ﷺ like?
  • What can we do in our daily lives to live like the companions?
  • How can I increase my love for the Prophet ﷺ?

Course Logistics: 

  • Designed in an easy to follow format.
  • Interactive Q&A
  • 11 one-hour live classes
  • Recordings available until end of term
  • Based on the aqida of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'a.


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 May 31, 2024.

Course Prerequisites:

Students should be women above the age of 17.

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: Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit, by Asma Tabaa, translated by Sawsan Tarabishy

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. 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.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $125.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on January 5th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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