An Introduction to the science of Seerah

An Introduction to the science of Seerah

About The Course

Discover the depth of Islamic history with Al Balagh’s groundbreaking online course, “An Introduction to the Science of Seerah.” Engage with the systematic study of the Prophet’s biography, examining works by key historical figures, assessing orientalist influences, and applying modern scholarly insights. Enroll now to unlock the academic and practical dimensions of Seerah with expertise and contemporary understanding.

AT A GLANCE

12 Live Online Sessions

Duration : 4 Months

Saturday, 7 PM - 8 PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

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From £12.49/Month

(For 4 Months)

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Starts on 7th September 2024

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £69.99 £49.99

Pay In 4 Installments: £12.49 per month

Registration Deadline:

6th September 2024

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 Sessions

Course Overview

  1. Understand the Concept of Seerah:
    • Define Seerah and articulate its significance within the Islamic tradition.
    • Differentiate Seerah from other related disciplines such as Hadith and Tafsir.
  2. Trace the Evolution of Seerah Narratives:
    • Explore the transition from oral traditions to written documentation.
    • Analyze primary Seerah sources and understand the role of isnad (chain of narration).
  3. Grasp Methodological Foundations in Seerah Studies:
    • Gain insights into classical methodologies employed in the study of Seerah.
    • Compare classical approaches with modern methodologies in Seerah research.
  4. Study Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham:
    • Examine the life and works of Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham.
    • Understand the methodologies used by these scholars in compiling Seerah literature.
  5. Explore Al-Waqidi and Ibn Sa’d:
    • Analyze the contributions of Al-Waqidi and Ibn Sa’d to Seerah and historical writings.
    • Compare their works with earlier Seerah literature, noting methodological differences.
  6. Illuminate Seerah with the Quran:
    • Identify Quranic verses reflecting the life of the Prophet.
    • Correlate Quranic revelations with Seerah events, facilitating a thematic study.
  7. Understand the Interplay of Hadith and Seerah:
    • Differentiate Seerah from Hadith, understanding their scopes and content.
    • Examine case studies of Hadith in the biographical context of Seerah.
  8. Critically Review Orientalist Approaches:
    • Evaluate early Orientalist perspectives on the Prophet’s life.
    • Critique Orientalist methodologies and conclusions related to Seerah studies.
  9. Engage with Contemporary Seerah Scholarship:
    • Gain an overview of modern Seerah scholarship and its pioneers.
    • Explore notable contemporary works and contribute to current debates in Seerah studies.
  10. Extract Spiritual and Moral Lessons from the Seerah:
    • Identify key spiritual themes found in the Seerah.
    • Explore moral virtues exemplified by the Prophet’s life.
  11. Apply Seerah in Today’s World:
    • Recognize the relevance of the Seerah in addressing contemporary challenges.
    • Apply Seerah principles to guide leadership, community building, and social justice efforts.
  12. Synthesize Insights and Explore Educational Implications:
    • Summarize key insights from the course, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding.
    • Understand the role of Seerah in educational settings and develop strategies for its application in various contexts.
Seerah Studies Level 1 An Introduction to the science of Seerah
Seerah Studies Level 1 An Introduction to the science of Seerah
Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Define Seerah: Understand the concept of Seerah and its importance within the Islamic tradition, differentiating it from Hadith and Tafsir.

  • Trace the Evolution of Seerah Narratives: Explore the transition from oral traditions to written documentation, analyzing primary Seerah sources and understanding the role of isnad.

  • Grasp Methodological Foundations in Seerah Studies: Gain insights into classical methodologies and compare them with modern approaches, developing critical methods for authenticity and contextual analysis.

  • Study Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham: Examine the life and works of these pioneers of classical Seerah literature, understanding their methodologies and the historical significance of their narratives.

  • Explore Al-Waqidi and Ibn Sa’d: Analyze the contributions of Al-Waqidi and Ibn Sa’d to Seerah and historical writings, comparing their works with earlier Seerah literature.

  • Illuminate Seerah with the Quran: Study Quranic verses reflecting the Prophet’s life, correlating revelations with Seerah events, and integrating thematic Quranic study with Seerah for a holistic understanding.

  • Understand the Interplay of Hadith and Seerah: Differentiate Seerah from Hadith, explore how Hadith complements Seerah narratives, and apply Hadith in authenticating Seerah events.

  • Critically Review Orientalist Approaches: Evaluate early Orientalist perspectives on Seerah, critique methodologies and conclusions, and develop a critical approach to Orientalist literature.

  • Engage with Contemporary Seerah Scholarship: Gain an overview of modern Seerah scholarship, explore notable works, and participate in current debates and discussions in the field.

  • Extract Spiritual and Moral Lessons from the Seerah: Identify key spiritual themes and moral virtues from the Seerah, exploring approaches to teaching these lessons.

  • Apply Seerah in Today’s World: Understand the relevance of Seerah in modern challenges, apply its guidance to leadership and community building, and explore its role in interfaith and multicultural contexts.

  • Synthesize Insights and Explore Educational Implications: Summarize key insights from the course, understand the role of Seerah in Islamic education, and develop strategies to incorporate Seerah studies in educational initiatives and personal growth.

Objectives

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Comprehensive Knowledge: Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of Seerah, its evolution, methodologies, and key figures in classical and contemporary scholarship.

  • Critical Analysis Skills: Develop the ability to critically assess Seerah sources, methodologies, and perspectives, including Orientalist approaches.

  • Integration of Knowledge: Integrate Seerah knowledge with Quranic study and Hadith, demonstrating a holistic understanding of the Prophet’s life.

  • Educational Application: Apply Seerah insights in educational settings, including curriculum development, teaching spiritual and moral lessons, and addressing contemporary challenges.

  • Community Leadership: Utilize Seerah principles for community leadership, social justice, and interfaith engagement, contributing positively to society.

  • Lifelong Learning and Personal Growth: Recognize the importance of Seerah in lifelong learning and personal spiritual growth, with the ability to continue advanced studies in Seerah.

Outcomes
Outcomes

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 40000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to ILM Portal (our advanced online learning portal) within 24 hours. (login details and important contact information will be provided on your registered email address)

Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your ILM Portal calendar.Weekly email reminders are also sent out on your registered email address. If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar please contact us immediately via  Email: [email protected] or by Phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

Attending live sessions, while not mandatory for course progression, is strongly encouraged. Prominent scholars and educators highlight the unique value of live attendance, emphasizing its role in the authentic transfer of knowledge. Live participation fosters an interactive learning environment, allowing for real-time questions, discussions, and clarifications that are not as easily replicated through recorded materials. This live engagement is seen as essential for a deeper understanding and connection to the subject matter, echoing the tradition and Adab of scholarly learning.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you miss a live session, don't worry! You can access the recorded sessions, presentations, and relevant materials on your course dashboard within 24-48 hours after the live class is delivered. Our admin team uploads the content promptly so you can catch up on what you missed and be well-prepared for the next live class. Simply log in to the ILM Student portal and find the materials under the respective course section if you miss a scheduled live lecture.

Can I download the video recordings on my device (Desktop/Laptop/Mobile/Tab)?

We understand that having constant access to educational content is important for our students. However, to maintain the integrity and security of our course materials, videos are not available for download directly from the Learning Management System (LMS). We ensure that our LMS is accessible at all times and from various devices, allowing you to study at your convenience, wherever you have internet access. If you have any concerns about accessing the materials or need assistance with the LMS, please do not hesitate to contact our support team for help.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

For any doubts or discussions, join the dedicated Course WhatsApp Groups where you can engage with peers for question clarification and discussions. Course instructors may be part of these groups at their discretion. If you need to contact a specific instructor, please reach out to the Admin Team.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our WhatsApp Groups exclusive for the course students. To join the official WhatsApp group, log in to your course on https://ilm.albalaghacademy.org/  and access the "Join Official WhatsApp Group'' tab. Go to Start → Sessions → Welcome Aboard: Course Introduction → Join Official WhatsApp Group 

Joining the group will allow you to connect with fellow course students for discussions and updates.

What is the process for reaching out to the instructor?

For inquiries about instructor contact information, please reach out to the course administrator directly. Instructor details will be shared only with their explicit consent. However, participants are encouraged to connect through group discussions.

( Please note, they often have demanding schedules and may not always be able to address individual queries. We encourage you to attend live sessions and utilize the Q&A period for questions. For queries post-lecture, feel free to contact our administrators, and we will do our best to assist. Responses from instructors will depend on their availability. Thank you for your understanding.)

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course(approximately one month after the final live lecture of the course) and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How long will I have access to the online course(s)?

The duration of access to paid online courses varies depending on the program length:

  • Courses lasting 4/6 months (12/16 sessions): 1 year access
  • Courses lasting 9-12 months (24-30 sessions): 2 year access

Please note that these durations apply specifically to our paid courses.

I am facing trouble signing into the “ILM” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately via  email: [email protected] or by phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest. The time taken to resolve issues depends on the team's availability and working hours. We guarantee prompt resolution of your queries. Please be aware that it typically takes around 24 hours to resolve any technical issues.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2 - 3 working days.

What is the course grading policy?

Our course grading policy is designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the subject matter. To successfully pass, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of 40% across all courses. Here's how your performance will be evaluated:

  • Weekly Assessment Exams (60% of total points): Throughout the course, you will encounter approximately 5-6  online objective assessments aimed at testing your understanding and honing your skills. These weekly checkpoints are pivotal in tracking your progress and ensuring you're on the right path.
  • Course Final Exam (40% of total points): The culmination of your learning journey is marked by the course final exam. This decisive assessment evaluates your grasp of the entire course content.
  • Achieving a score of 40% or above is essential to pass the course. This balanced approach between regular assessments and a comprehensive final exam ensures that you not only retain information but also apply your knowledge effectively.
When do I receive the course certificate ?
Following successful course completion, you will be eligible to receive your digital certificate of achievement. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Completion of All Course Modules: Full engagement with all designated course materials, including readings, assignments, and assessments, is mandatory.

Attainment of the Minimum Passing Threshold: A minimum grade of 40% is required to qualify for the certificate of achievement.

Who do I contact if I still have doubts related to my courses ?

If you have questions or need assistance during your journey, our dedicated support team is here for you. Your success is our priority. Please be patient as our team works round the clock to provide support.

📞 Admissions Team( Payment, Scholarships, Enrollment, or information about New Courses):

🚀 Short-Term Course Support (Assessment, Course-related, or IT-Technical issues):

Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses ?

Maximize your learning flexibility with our newly updated mobile app! Enjoy seamless access to your courses anytime, anywhere. Click on the links below to download the app tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 40000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to ILM Portal (our advanced online learning portal) within 24 hours. (login details and important contact information will be provided on your registered email address)

Will I get notification for live sessions?

You will be able to view all course wise live session details including joining links on your ILM Portal calendar. Weekly email reminders are also sent out on your registered email address. If you find any difficulty with the link/calendar please contact us immediately via  Email: [email protected] or by Phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

Attending live sessions, while not mandatory for course progression, is strongly encouraged. Prominent scholars and educators highlight the unique value of live attendance, emphasizing its role in the authentic transfer of knowledge. Live participation fosters an interactive learning environment, allowing for real-time questions, discussions, and clarifications that are not as easily replicated through recorded materials. This live engagement is seen as essential for a deeper understanding and connection to the subject matter, echoing the tradition and Adab of scholarly learning.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you miss a live session, don't worry! You can access the recorded sessions, presentations, and relevant materials on your course dashboard within 24-48 hours after the live class is delivered. Our admin team uploads the content promptly so you can catch up on what you missed and be well-prepared for the next live class. Simply log in to the ILM Student portal and find the materials under the respective course section if you miss a scheduled live lecture.

Can I download the video recordings on my device (Desktop/Laptop/Mobile/Tab)?

We understand that having constant access to educational content is important for our students. However, to maintain the integrity and security of our course materials, videos are not available for download directly from the Learning Management System (LMS). We ensure that our LMS is accessible at all times and from various devices, allowing you to study at your convenience, wherever you have internet access. If you have any concerns about accessing the materials or need assistance with the LMS, please do not hesitate to contact our support team for help.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

For any doubts or discussions, join the dedicated Course WhatsApp Groups where you can engage with peers for question clarification and discussions. Course instructors may be part of these groups at their discretion. If you need to contact a specific instructor, please reach out to the Admin Team.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our WhatsApp Groups exclusive for the course students. To join the official WhatsApp group, log in to your course on https://ilm.albalaghacademy.org/  and access the "Join Official WhatsApp Group'' tab. Go to Start → Sessions → Welcome Aboard: Course Introduction → Join Official WhatsApp Group 

Joining the group will allow you to connect with fellow course students for discussions and updates.

What is the process for reaching out to the instructor?

For inquiries about instructor contact information, please reach out to the course administrator directly. Instructor details will be shared only with their explicit consent. However, participants are encouraged to connect through group discussions.

( Please note, they often have demanding schedules and may not always be able to address individual queries. We encourage you to attend live sessions and utilize the Q&A period for questions. For queries post-lecture, feel free to contact our administrators, and we will do our best to assist. Responses from instructors will depend on their availability. Thank you for your understanding.)

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course (approximately one month after the final live lecture of the course) and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How long will I have access to the online course?

The duration of access to paid online courses varies depending on the program length:

  • Courses lasting 4/6 months (12/16 sessions): 1 year access
  • Courses lasting 9-12 months (24-30 sessions): 2 year access

Please note that these durations apply specifically to our paid courses.

I am facing trouble signing into the “ILM” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately via  email: [email protected] or by phone: +447946835578 . Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest. The time taken to resolve issues depends on the team's availability and working hours. We guarantee prompt resolution of your queries. Please be aware that it typically takes around 24 hours to resolve any technical issues.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2 - 3 working days.

What is the course grading policy?

Our course grading policy is designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the subject matter. To successfully pass, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of 40% across all courses. Here's how your performance will be evaluated:

  • Weekly Assessment Exams (60% of total points): Throughout the course, you will encounter approximately 5-6  online objective assessments aimed at testing your understanding and honing your skills. These weekly checkpoints are pivotal in tracking your progress and ensuring you're on the right path.
  • Course Final Exam (40% of total points): The culmination of your learning journey is marked by the course final exam. This decisive assessment evaluates your grasp of the entire course content.
  • Achieving a score of 40% or above is essential to pass the course. This balanced approach between regular assessments and a comprehensive final exam ensures that you not only retain information but also apply your knowledge effectively.
When do I receive the course certificate?
Following successful course completion, you will be eligible to receive your digital certificate of achievement. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Completion of All Course Modules: Full engagement with all designated course materials, including readings, assignments, and assessments, is mandatory.

Attainment of the Minimum Passing Threshold: A minimum grade of 40% is required to qualify for the certificate of achievement.

Who do I contact if I still have doubts related to my courses?

If you have questions or need assistance during your journey, our dedicated support team is here for you. Your success is our priority. Please be patient as our team works round the clock to provide support.

📞 Admissions Team( Payment, Scholarships, Enrollment, or information about New Courses):

🚀 Short-Term Course Support (Assessment, Course-related, or IT-Technical issues):

Is there a mobile app for accessing my courses?

Maximize your learning flexibility with our newly updated mobile app! Enjoy seamless access to your courses anytime, anywhere. Click on the links below to download the app tailored to your device:

Dive into a world of convenient and accessible learning today!

Learn More About Our Courses?

Email us:  [email protected]