The topic this week is Muhammad: Is He a Prophet of God and How Can We Know? This class is foundational to understanding Islam, as will be week 6 when we address the Qur'an. Without Muhammad or without the Qur'an, there is no Islam, period. If Muhammad was who he claimed to be, then we must listen to his words. But if he was not who he claimed to be, and in fact if it can be shown he is instead a false prophet, we must not only reject what he says, but we must warn others who are trusting in his words as the revealed words from God.
Lecture notes from this lesson can be downloaded here.