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Lessons from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

Young Muslim Americans are learning about the life of Muhammad, the seventh century prophet who founded Islam, through a series of lectures called "Portrait of a Prophet." The course, held at mosques across the country, aims to teach Muslims what the prophet was like as a person, including how he treated others, what he liked to eat—even how he wore his hair. Listen to the story to learn about why the classes have been a big hit in Muslim American communities.

Religion Global

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AIR DATE: 03/10/2016


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