In this lecture, Vivienne Stacey discusses how many Muslims tend to venerate Muhammad. This may include the celebration of his birthday and imitating him as the best of God’s creation. The veneration of Muhammad is often a unifying practice for Muslims and may even be continued for some Muslims who become Christians. These lectures were given at Columbia International University in partnership with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies. The Zwemer Center was founded in 1979 and exists to offer comprehensive courses on Islam, facilitate research, foster dialogues, offer seminars, conduct training, and provide resources for effective witness and ministry among Muslims. We also have a course study guide for these lectures that you might find helpful.