The Great Prophets

Islam, History and Science

The Great Prophets : Islam, History and Science

About The Course

This course offers a popular-level introduction to the history of the prophets whose stories are narrated in the Qur’an. This unique course will be examining the Qur’anic stories of the prophets (qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā) in light of modern scientific knowledge as well as in comparison and contrast to the historical versions of these stories.

This course will cover stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Hud, Saleh, Moses, David, Solomon, Shu’ayb, Zechariah & John and Jesus عليه السلام from Qur’an, History and the modern scientific narratives. It will present the comparative analysis of these stories from different lenses and eventually the truth in all of them.

 This course is suitable for everyone who is interested in academically studying the stories of Prophets mentioned in the Qur’an and its different narratives.

Course Team

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

(Bayyinah Institute & the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation)


16 Live Online Sessions

Duration: 6 Months

Saturdays, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

(London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Mobile App

Live Q&A


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Starts on 12th March 2022

Course Fee:

Pay in Full: £59.99 £49.99

Pay in 6 installments: £9.99 Per Month

(Considering the prevalent situation due to COVID-19, we are providing Scholarship on this course)

Registration Deadline:

26th March 2021

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Course Team

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

(Bayyinah Institute & the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation)







Adam عليه السلام (Part I)



Adam عليه السلام (Part II)



Noah عليه السلام



Hud, Salih, Shuʿayb عليه السلام



Abraham عليه السلام (Part I)



Abraham عليه السلام (Part II)



Joseph عليه السلام



Moses عليه السلام (Part I)



Moses عليه السلام (Part II)



Moses عليه السلام (Part III)



David & Solomon عليه السلام



Zechariah عليه السلام & John the Baptist



Jesus عليه السلام (Part I)



Jesus عليه السلام (Part II)



Final Q&A

Course Overview

In this course, we will consider questions such as the historical accuracy of the Qur’anic stories, the historical settings in which they took place, and how the Qur’anic stories overlap with and diverge from how they are told in Jewish and Christian traditions.

We will learn how the other books retell the Prophetic narratives, affirming those traditions in some respects while correcting it in others. We will also be considering how the modern criticism provides additional historical background for understanding the Qur’anic narrative, as well as address the questions they raise about the historicity of these narratives.

This course will enable you to understand the Qur’anic narrative of the Prophetic stories, and will explore how the other traditions balance with and correctively retell stories from Qur’anic tradition. The course will also equip you with the understanding of how modern history provides background for understanding the Qur’anic narrative. The course is suitable for those who are interested in stories of the Prophets from the Qur’an and how it equates with science and Historical perspectives.

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Course Objectives

The course aims to:

  • Provide a general understanding of the stories of the Prophets in the Qur’an.
  • Compare the Qur’anic narrative with modern historical knowledge.
  • Differentiate the Qur’anic narrative with the other versions of their stories.
  • Analyse the Qur’anic narrative from a scientific perspective.

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 5000+  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 myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

Will I get notification for live sessions?

All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.

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

If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?

You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.

Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?

There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.

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

You can discuss your doubts  via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion board  on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.

How long will I have access to the online course?

You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].

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

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