Learn more about the expressions of reverence for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him and His family) from the pre-modern Muslim era, during our annual Milad-un-Nabi commemoration at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.
In what ways did pre-modern Muslims express their love and longing for the Prophet? Dr. Yousef Casewit highlights the variety of expressions of prophetic love, especially among scholars of al-Andalus and the Maghrib. These expressions range from highly mystical commentaries upon the names of the Prophet, to praise poems and eulogies dedicated to his blessed sandals.
Dr. Yousef Casewit is Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is a former Humanities Research Fellow at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He completed his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Yale. He holds a B.A. from The George Washington University with a focus on International Relations, Religion, and Middle Eastern Studies.