7 Week Course taught by Dr Amin al Astewani, Ustadh Muhammad Ali and Shaykh Waseem Ahmed
Muhammad (peace be upon him): The individual who Allah adorned every beauty; inner and outer, hidden and apparent, subtle and manifest. Some companions said that his face was brighter than the moon, while others found no words to describe him except, “we did not see anything like him; not before him, nor after him.”
This is his outer form and physical appearance which left nations in awe. What about his inner beauty and character? Allah Himself declares in the Quran, ‘And indeed you [Muhammad] are upon an immense character”. [Surah Qalam: 4] The companions preserved every intricate detail about both these aspects of the Prophet (peace be upon him), from his physical features to his noble character.
In this course, we take a journey through several narrations (hadith) known as Shamai’l Muhammadiyya.
Understanding outer and inner characteristics of the final Messenger of Allah .
Understanding why he (peace be upon him) is the best of creation and increasing in reverence for him (peace be upon him).
Developing a deeper and stronger connection with the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Understanding how to emulate the Prophet (peace be upon him) in our daily lives.
What will I learn? By the end of the unit you will have learnt about:
The physical description of the Prophet (peace be upon him), including his height, complexion, hair, countenance, physique, walk, and much more.
The items used and worn by the Prophet (peace be upon him), including his garments, rings, scent, utensils, armour, swords and much more.
The food and drink the Prophet (peace be upon him) preferred and his manner of consuming it.
The manner in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) sat, spoke, slept, prayed, fasted and more.
The noble characteristics of the Prophet (peace be upon him), including his modesty, his humility and his interaction with others.
What will I achieve? By the end of the unit you should be able to:
Describe the physical appearance of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Explain the detail in which the all aspects of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) life have been preserved.
Understand the prophetic diet and its benefits.
Apply the prophetic manners and etiquettes of eating, drinking, reclining, speaking and sleeping to your own life.
Embody some of the noble prophetic character traits.
Develop your knowledge and reverence for the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Duration The course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings over seven weeks: 3rd July - Dr Amin al Astewani 10th July - Dr Amin al Astewani 17th July - Ustadh Muhammad Ali 24th July - Shaykh Waseem Ahmed 31st July - Shaykh Waseem Ahmed 7th August - Shaykh Waseem Ahmed 14th August - Shaykh Waseem Ahmed
What resources will be used? All students will be provided with a copy of the course material Muhammad – A Portrait of Perfection by Shaykh Abd al-Majid al-Sharnubi, as well as access to the audio recordings of the lectures.
Date, Time & Location
Tuesday 3rd July - Tuesday 14th August 2018 7 Weeks | 7.15 PM - 9.00 PM
Waterloo Centre 389 Waterloo Road, Manchester, M8 9AB