04. THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD ACCORDING TO IBN HISHAM
According to Muhammad Ibn Ishaq (died 767 A.D.) -- Edited by Abd al-Malik Ibn Hischam (died 834 A.D.) -- An edited translation from Arabic, originally by Alfred Guillaume
A selection with annotations by Abd al-Masih and Salam Falaki
This course contains the SIRA of Ibn Hisham, a biography of Muhammad, and after the Koran the second most important source of Islam. We have divided this primordial text of Islam into 11 booklets:
The Ancestors of Muhammad -- The Birth of Muhammad and his Childhood -- Muhammad's Marriage to Khadija
Muhammad's Prophethood -- The rise of the first Islamic Community -- The Opposition of the Meccans -- The First Migration to Abyssinia.
The Growing Boycott of the Meccans -- Muhammad's Vision of his Ascent to Heaven.
Muhammad Departs Mecca -- Muhammad's Migration to Medina -- The Establishment of a City State of Muslims, Jews and Animists.
The Resistance and Mockery of the the Jews -- Holy War Enters a New Stage.
The Battle of Badr and its Consequences (15 March 624 A.D. and following)
The Defeat at Uhud and its Consequences (March 625 until 626 A.D.) -- The Battle of the Ditch and its Consequences (March till May 627 A.D.)
Further Military Campaigns (627 A.D.) - The Recognition of Muhammad by the Quraish (628 A.D.) - Before the Conquest of Mecca (629 A.D.)
The Final Conquest of Mecca (Jan. 630 A.D.) - The Campaign of Hunain and its Consequences (March 630 A.D.)
The Second Campaign against the Byzantines and the Outcome (October to December 630 A.D.) - The Delegations of Bedouin Tribes Honour Muhammad (631 A.D.)
The Final Pilgrimage of Muhammad and Further War Campaigns (before and after March 632 A.D.) - The Last Days of Muhammad, his Death and Burial (June 632 A.D.)