Course Description

In this course, we propose to visit some of the critical transformative moments in the Prophet’s life, including his encounters, meetings, responses to difficult t situations that demonstrate his great leadership traits of character:

Such moments were at once decisive as well as life-changing experiences for the people involved.

The changes unleashed evolved into a great movement of a spiritual and moral transformation in history.

While visiting such moments, we hope to delineate the Prophetic traits of character such as humanity, empathy, compassion, fairness, selflessness, altruism, wisdom, and sagacity.

The study will help us look at the Sīrah and Sunnah in a new light, at once empowering and inspiring, thus leading to an enhanced understanding and practice of Islam.

Shaikh Ahmad Kutty was educated in the traditional Islamic Sciences at Islamiyya College, Kerala, and at the Islamic University of Madina Munawwarah. He received his ijazahs (licences/designations) as an ‘a’lim and faqih from both India and Saudi Arabia. He earned his M.A from the University of Toronto and pursued doctoral studies at McGill University, Montreal.Over the past 30 years, he has been Director of the Islamic Center of Toronto, Director of the Islamic Foundation, Toronto, Canada, and has served on the Fiqh Council of North America.Currently, Ahmad Kutty is resident scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. His courses include Quran & Hadith Sciences, Islamic Theology & Jurisprudence and Islamic Ethics & Spirituality among others. His fatwas (Islamic rulings) have been translated into several languages and appear on various international sites including,,,, and He actively participates in interfaith seminars, symposia and serves as an expert/resource in cases involving Islamic Law and Theology. Ahmad Kutty has been listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (ed. by Professor John Esposito & Professor Ibrahim Kalin of Georgetown University); it can be accessed at:

Ahmad Kutty

Senior Scholar

Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Live Class

    • Manual Zoom Link

    • February 14th - No Class Today

  • 02

    Week #1 : About the Course

    • Session #1 Video : About the Course

  • 03

    Week #2 (Class Cancelled)

    • Class is canceled for today

  • 04

    Week #3 (Day of Arbitration)

    • Week #3 (Day of Arbitration) Video | Class #2

  • 05

    Week #4 : The first Believer

    • The First Believer

  • 06

    Week #5 | The Prophet's Arrival in Madinah

    • The Prophets' Arrival in Madinah

  • 07

    week #6

    • Week #6 Video

  • 08

    Week #7 | Prophet's Encounters

    • Week #7 | Prophet's Encounters