Sīrah: Medinan Period
Instructor: Alaa Elsayed
The Final Prophet of Allah had many names and titles, among them is al-Manṣūr which means the 'victorious one', the title of this long awaited conclusion to the AlKauthar sīrah series. In this weekend course we will cover the life of the Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) in the Madinah period.
The Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said,
“By Him in Whose Hand is my soul, none of you will be a true believer until I am dearer to him then his children, parents and all of mankind.” (al-Bukhārī)
Spend a special weekend nurturing love of the Prophet by studying, reflecting and sharing ways to implement lessons from the Prophetic Sīrah into our daily lives. It is very easy to read the Sīrah without taking practical benefits that you use to change your life and the society you live in.
In the Victorious One a detailed analysis of many incidents will help make this course life changing for you and your involvement in the community you live in today. This course is filled with lessons on what the role of a masjid should be, what is the social welfare system in Islam, the significance of leadership, how to treat other faiths when in minority and majority, the rules of warfare, the importance of freedom, how to engage in community building, the behaviour and conduct of Muslims and so much more.
Some of the highlights of this course include:
- A focus on the society of Madinah and the effect of the migration from Makkah.
- The establishing of the state with the first masjid & the bonds of brotherhood.
- The role of ʿĀʾisha (raḍi Allāhu ʿanhā) in the life of the Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam).
- An analysis of the treaty of Madinah.
- The rules of war & a study of Badr, Uḥud & Khandaq.
- The Treaty of Ḥudaybiyyah & the influx of new Muslims.
- The conquest of Makkah & the farewell Ḥajj.
- The final illness and the passing away of the Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam).
Sheikh Alaa was born in Cairo and lived in Egypt until he was 15 years old. During his youth, he spent his time as the goalie for the Junior National Team and moved to Toronto, Canada, in the late 1970’s.
Sheikh Alaa worked as a Vice-President of Business Development for an international company, and during this time he competed and placed first in the 1992 Bermuda Triathlon.
Sheikh Alaa has studied for his Bachelors in Sharīʿah from the American International University, and has earned a scholarship from the Shari'ah Academy in Egypt/Florida. Sheikh Alaa has also received his ijāzah of Qurʾan recitation for Ḥafṣ ʿan ʿĀṣim, studied comparative religion for five years through the IPCI in South Africa, and was on the board of directors of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.
Sheikh Alaa currently lives in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) with his wife and three children. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams as well as a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this he was an Imam for the Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson. He has hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show which runs throughout Alberta, Canada. He also appeared as a speaker on Islam on various television channels.
Sheikh Alaa was a member of the Calgary Multi-Faith Committee, and a member of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Committee. Sheikh Alaa received the Alberta Centennial award by the Alberta Government in 2005, granted to him for his outstanding service to the Alberta community.
Currently Sheikh Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Canadian Islamic Congress. Sheikh Alaa is a favourite tutor with AlKauthar and is also the director of internal & external affairs for Mercy Mission world.
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