Rabi al-Awwal Seerah Course - Online Course

Rabi al-Awwal Seerah Course - Online Course

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Studying the life and character of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ is a time-honored tradition maintained for centuries upon centuries by Muslims around the world.

Shaykh Ahmed al-Azhary will guide students on a journey through the Seerah and Shama'il, using Shaykh Salih al-Ja'fari's concise and lyrical prophetic biography The Luminous Moons as a guide.


The course will include:

  • Close reading and study of The Luminous Moons and the lessons contained in this remarkable text
  • Discussion of the role of Seerah and Shama'il and the interplay between them


Shaykh Ahmed al-Azhary began his journey of studying traditional sciences about 20 years ago. In addition to studying with scholars from al-Azhar, he had the privilege of studying with visiting scholars from Algeria and India in a one-on-one format, and was thus given an exceptional opportunity to study and discuss advanced-level texts of different sorts and over a long period of time. Shaykh Ahmed has more than 70 Ijazas from scholars from all over the Muslim world.

Shaykh Ahmed holds degrees from American University in Cairo, Tulane University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has obtained additional certificates in a dozens of different subjects. He is the author of Ruh al-'Ilm, a treatise in the art of scientific investigation, as well as a number of works on Islamic pedagogy, linguistics, and Hanafi Usul. He is currently a researcher in Islamic intellectual history and a teacher of traditional sciences under the supervision of Habib 'Ali al-Jifri, and teaches at Madyafat Shaykh Isma'il Sadiq al-'Adawi, a well-known learning center near al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.