This course is a historical exploration of selected Prophetic biographical literature. Its aim is to understand how the Prophet Muhammad’s example can guide one to a deeper understanding of Muslim pastoral theology and praxis. We will engage not only the prophetic biography but also complementary elements of the Qur’an, hadith, jurisprudential literature, theological works, and Sufi devotional texts. This engagement will be through readings, lectures, small group discussions, and role-playing exercises to learn ethics-based spiritual care with Prophet Muhammad as the central exemplar.
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