Islamic Leadership

Module Overview 

The Islamic Leadership Module is designed to equip our students with the tools required to develop into competent community leaders who are able to navigate the current environment we live in. This module includes courses on interfaith dialogue, public speaking, family counseling and youth counseling. Each of these courses will be taught by a qualified instructor.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Better public speaking skills 
  • An understanding of the correct approach towards interfaith Dialogue 
  • An introduction to the skills needed to provide family counseling
  • An introduction to the skills needed to provide youth counseling

Courses

  • Interfaith Dialogue 

    This course is designed to train students in performing quality interfaith work in their communities. It is also designed to enhance communication and empower American Muslims with advanced-knowledge drawn from traditional Islamic sources, as well as from recent academic research.  The course encourages Muslims to practice Ihsan with love and respect for all, while maintaining compliance with the Holy Quran and the model practiced by Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him and his family.
  • Public Speaking 

    This course helps you gain an understanding of speaking about religion within the First Amendment guidelines. This course also explores ISB (Islamic Speaker Bureau) techniques in speaking about Islam and Muslims and how to handle difficult questions.
  • Family Counseling

    This course is an overview of the important elements of providing family counseling as a community leader. The course is intended to enhance the skills and effectiveness of community leaders, while helping them to develop clarity around their role in using counseling to help families in their communities. The course will introduce topics impacting Muslim families and will provide students with the opportunity to practice basic skills through experiential exercises and case studies.
  • Youth Counseling 

    The Youth Counseling course is designed to teach our students how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
For overview of all the subjects and courses we teach, please visit our Curriculum page