This is a 2 day intensive course, specifcally designed for Muslim workers, which draws from the authentic sources of Islam. It is ideal if you want to gain a better understanding of how to explore youth work, faith and culture in a Muslim context. No previous experience of youth work is needed.
Who is it for?
- Community Workers
- Care Workers
- Youth Workers
- Anyone with a genuine concern to help Muslim youth, but don’t know where to start
Increasingly, Muslim youth are being affected by issues never before seen; gang and gun crime, to drugs & alcohol; from relationships and teenage pregnancies to questions of sexuality; from crisis on identity and citizenship to being apparently under pressure of being drawn into violent extremism.
This can be overwhelming and leave one feeling that there is little that can be done. We must respond. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to the nearest meaning: ‘If the last hour strikes and it finds you carrying a nursling tree to the grove for planting, go ahead and plant it” (Musnad ibn Hanbal). We must do what we can in our capacity.
Allah the Almighty also reminds us that no change will come, except by following the Divine rule: ‘Verily Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves” (The Qur’an Chapter 13, Verse 11).
Muslim Youth Skills, through this course, aims to improve the capacity of the community to meet the challenges faced; produce trained individuals who understand today’s context, are able to respond to needs and importantly, are directed by the principles and ethics of Islam.
Whether you are a parent, youth worker, Imam or madrassah teacher wanting to enhance your understanding and knowledge of working with young Muslims, then this course is a must. In this course you will learn the generic principles and practice of youth work and importantly, Islamic values that underpin ‘Muslim Youth Work’.
Over the two days you will learn:
- Contemporary methods used to build relationships
- The importance of communication and types
- The cornerstones of youth work
- Issues affecting young Muslims
- How to plan needs-responsive projects
- The role of the Muslim worker
Many participants have enjoyed developing their basic youth work skills, gained an understanding of today’s context and learned of responses from the Qur’an and Sunnah, helping to contribute to some of their successes.
“I did not expect to be given so many references to the Prophet (saw) and the Qur’an – loved it.”
“Jazak Allah for your efforts, MashaAllah by the Grace of Allah that was a top course!” Wasseem
“I can relate my work of youth and community work to my belief in Islam.”