Our education initiatives focus on developing standards of Islamic knowledge
and expertise, training and certification programs, as well as guidelines and
practice models for Imams and masjids. In 2008 we will establish a council
of scholars and imams and a task force for Masjid development, and inshaAllah
conduct one training program for Masjid best practices.
Dawah is an obligation. Conversions in many cities is decreasing, few
masjids have new Muslim programs and many new reverts leave Islam. As such, we
are developing new models and materials for presenting the message of Islam,
primarily to the age group 18-30, using hip-hop and the arts. In 2008 we
plan to organize a Dawah event with entertainment, speeches, food and bazaar
that tours America. Additionally, we will develop and produce
materials geared towards new Muslims and a new Muslim curriculum that can be
implemented by local communities.. To help achieve these objectives we have
formed a Dawah Task Force.
The following articles are part of our efforts to promote knowledge about our deen and Islamic history.