Available courses

    This workshop is designed to train educators in applying the tools and methods of the Islamic philosophy of education, exploring its key concepts and core texts, and addressing its application in contemporary society. The goal of this training is to foster comprehensive personal and community development through strengthening faith and engaging in righteous actions. Through sound knowledge, educators will teach, spread the message of truth, and be a source of spiritual guidance.

    The BIS College Student Fellowship Program (formerly known as Iqra) is a year-long initiative that seeks to empower students and young professionals with the traditional, philosophical, and spiritual foundations needed to navigate modern challenges and thrive as Muslims in America. Through our curriculum, fellowship, and intensives in the 2019-2020 academic year, we will survey the outcomes of philosophical traditions that shape the modern world, including scientific materialism, liberalism, feminism, and secularism. As we make visible the “philosophical air that we breathe,” the fellowship aims to equip young Muslims with a compelling representation of their own rich spiritual, intellectual, and philosophical tradition and the resources it contains to confront the existential questions of our time. Our core instructors are: Shaykh Yasir Fahmy & Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui.

    This program provides participants with a firm grasp of the principal Arabic terms and concepts needed for a sound and profound reading of the Islamic primary sources and engagement with Muslim and interfaith communities. Participants will study the nomenclature and subtleties that compromise the Islamic lingua franca. By the end of the program , they will have gained the ability to engage the primary sources of various Islamic disciplines and will be able to effectively convey the meanings of key Islamic terms and concepts to an English-speaking audience.

    This program provides students with a “blueprint” for Islamic learning and spiritual development by studying the three core concepts of islām, īmān, and Ihsān and their associated sciences, Fiqh, Aqida and Tazkiyya. Students will learn the integrals of worship (islām), the essentials of belief (īmān), and the way to attaining moral and spiritual excellence and beauty (Ihsān). By the end of the program, students will establish a roadmap for greater immersion in each of these areas in subsequent courses.

    This certificate is designed to provide participants with the necessary foundations of Islamic bioethics in relation to general bioethics and addressing current bioethical issues affecting Muslim patients and clinicians from an Islamic perspective. It highlights Islamic commitments to bioethics, the meaning of risk (mafsadah) in Islam and the mandate for risk reduction in medical treatment and health decisions (dara’ al-mafsadah). The goal of this certificate program is to help participants develop a basic understanding of the precursors to Islamic bioethics rooted in Islamic sciences and its applications in clinical fields.

    This program trains students in effective engagement with the Qu’ran through the heart, mind, tongue and action. Students will learn techniques of memorization, which includes reflecting upon its timeless teachings and practically applying their reflections to their lived spirituality and social contexts. By the end of the program, students will have memorized at least one juzʾ and established a foundational practice of Qurʾānic memorization, reflection, and application which will enliven their relationship with the Qurʾān.