In the Footsteps of the Prophet Book Discussion

Six Weekly meetings each Thursday in December and January
Starting Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. after Isha prayer
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center Al-Andalusia Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
Free and Open to all

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To truly understand Islam, one needs to understand the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

"Tariq Ramadan's book presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration?"

Using Ramadan's book, this series of classes/discussion groups looks at how the egalitarian spirit of Islam can move people from "rigid formalism, a fixation on ritual, toward a committed spiritual and social presence." Through the close reading of Ramadan's book, participants in this class will not only gain a new appreciation and understanding of Muhammad's life, but also of the "spiritual and ethical riches of Islam." Brother Jawad Khan will be leading these weekly discussions, in shaa Allah (God willing). The weekly theme breakdown is as follows:

  • Week 1, Dec 5: Introduction and Encounter with the Sacred
  • Week 2, Dec 12: Birth and Education, Personality and Spiritual Quest
  • Week 3, Dec 19: Revelation, Knowledge and The Message and Adversity
  • Week 4, Jan 9: Resistance, Humility, Exile; Trials, Elevation, and Hopes
  • Week 5, Jan 16: Hijrah; Medina, Life, War
  • Week 6, Jan 23: Teachings and Defeat; A Dream of Peace; Coming Home; Debtless; In History for Eternity