seerah website banner

Seerah of the Prophet in the Light of the Qur’an


When: Every Tuesday 6-8pm EST; Starting September 29th – December 29th 2020
Location:  ONLINE ONLY



Traditionally, the seerah (prophetic biography) of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is taught through narrations and Ahadith*. This course follows a new academic approach to studying and reflecting on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as Allah Almighty addresses it in the Qur’an.

When we read the Qur’an, we realize that there are hundreds of verses narrating the main incidents and aspects of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) including the stages of his prophethood. This course will cover pre-Islamic Arabia, his early life before prophethood, the Makkan period, his migration to Medina and other major events that took place in Medina up until his death.

This course will provide great insight into the character and persona of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as understood and analyzed from the final revelation of Allah, the Qur’an, and will share how one can transform spiritually and socially, teaching students about the prophetic dynamics that shaped the first Islamic society established by the Prophet (PBUH).

a collection of traditions containing sayings of the Prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunnah), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Qu’ran.



  • Highlighting the Qur’anic verses that highlight the personality of the Prophet (PBUH).
  • Implanting the love of the Prophet (PBUH) into the hearts of the students.
  • Analysing the prophetic methodology of dealing and interacting with others.
  • Inspiring students to relate the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH) to today’s society.
  • Reflecting on the Seerah of the Prophet strictly through Quranic verses.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the main events in the life of Prophet Mohammad as revealed in the Qur’an.
  • Critically analyze the social transformations during the Prophet’s lifetime and their implications on the Muslim world today.
  • Define the different roles Prophet Mohammad assumed and implemented during his life.
  • Evaluate some of the common misconceptions about Prophet Mohammad and his message.
  • Utilize the Prophetic methodology in resolving everyday problems and challenges.


Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an M.A. in Fundamentals of Religion, and a Ph.D. with Honors in Da’wa and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and professor at Boston Islamic Seminary. Dr. Basyouny was previously an Associate professor at Qatar University’s Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Department of Islamic Creed and Da’wa, a faculty member at Al-Azhar University and Islamic American University, and Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston.

He has also served as head, and coordinator of many academic committees covering Curriculum Enhancement, Core Curriculum, Strategic Plan, Academic Activities and Events, & Professional Development. He has taught many academic courses including Fundamentals of Dawa, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Creed, Islamic Culture, Quranic Studies,…etc.

He participated and presented in many academic and Islamic conferences in America, Egypt, Qatar, Malaysia, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan…etc. He has designed and developed some academic curricula and courses for academic organizations and schools in America, Africa and some Arab countries.

Dr. Basyouny has published over 200 articles in newspapers and magazines on topics such as the methodologies and means of Quranic Education and Da’wa, contemporary youth issues and Islamic thought as well as presented in various television and radio shows at Al Jazeera network .He also offers regular workshops and lectures on family issues and contemporary marital and educational problems.

He received Qatar University’s yearly award for the best academic online course at the university, and another award from the College of Sharia for the best chair of the academic activities committee.


General admission: $150 per one course. Then, $100 for each additional course.

Students: $100 per one for all students (including BIS students). Then, $50 for each additional course. 

Financial aid is also available for all courses. Please scroll down to find out more:


The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.

Please note that financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until available funds are exhausted.  Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded.

Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.