About this Course

Loving the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is part of Islamic belief.  Therefore, it is extremely important to learn about him.  In this course, Shaykh Uthman ibn Farooq utilizes authentic sources to help us learn about the life of the beloved final Messenger of Allah ﷺ. In Part 2, we learn about the history of Makkah, Yathrib (the city of Madinah before the Prophet ), and many important historical events that took place leading up to the birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

About the Instructor

Shaykh Uthman ibn Farooq was born in Pakistan and is from the Pashtun tribe, Yusufzai, but grew up in California from a young age.  He began practicing and studying Islam in his later teenage years, and was inspired to seek Islāmic knowledge abroad by ash- Shaikh Dr. ʿAwad al-Gargurī رحمه الله . For the next ten years Sh. ʿUthmān would continue to balance his secular and Islāmic studies, earning a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, an executive MBA in technology management, while attaining traditional Ijāzāt (accreditation) in classic Islāmic texts from qualified Islāmic scholars, such as ash-Shaikh Dr. Yusūf Mishaʿal حفظه الله (Ph.D. Umm al-Qura) and ash-Shaikh Dr. Sādiq al-Manna (Ph.D. Umm al-Qura) حفظه الله . His travels in search of Islāmic knowledge would take him to Jordan, Saūdī Arabia, Pākistān and the UAE. He has attained multiple Ijāzāt in books of Ḥanbalī Fiqh, Uṣūl al-Fiqh, Ḥadīth, Muṣṭalaḥ al- Ḥadῑth and a Master’s degree in Ḥadīth sciences.  He currently is the Imam of Masjid Al-Ribat in San Diego, CA.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Ibrahim & Ismaeel

    • Ibrahim Ordered to take Hajar and Ismaeel to Makkah

    • Hajar & Ismaeel are Left Alone

    • People Settle in Makkah

    • Ibrahim Returns

    • Obeying One's Righteous Father

  • 2


    • New Caretakers of Makkah

    • Idols Introduced to Makkah

    • Innovating Against Tawheed

    • Worshipping Statues

    • The Worst Sin: Shirk

  • 3

    Important Historical Events

    • Historical Miracles

    • Dam in Yemen

    • Amr ibn Aamir

    • Dam Breaks + Fortune Tellers

    • The Dream & Tubba’ Abu Karib Asad

    • Yathrib

    • Foretelling of the Prophet ﷺ

    • Traveling to Makkah

    • Islam & Tawheed: The True Religion Throughout History

    • Death of Tubba'

    • Dhu Shanaatir vs. Dhu Nuwaas

    • Time of Eesa ibn Maryam

  • 4

    The Boy & The King

    • Abdullah ibn al-Thaamir & the Magician

    • The Monk

    • The Answered Dua & Oppressive King

    • Martyrdom of the Boy

    • Persecution of the Believers

  • 5

    Before the Invasion of Makkah

    • The Conquering of Yemen

    • Competing with the Ka'bah

    • Preparing to Attack the Ka'bah