Do you work with the Muslim community and want to know more about their faith? Don’t know what to believe in the media? Would you like to dispel myths and learn about this world religion?

Who is it for?

  • Those who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of Islam
  • Non-Muslim Public and Private Sector professionals such as: managers, teachers, police, social workers, probation service staff etc. working with Muslim communities
  • Those who are responsible for developing community cohesion strategies and action plans
  • Religious groups of other faiths

This 1 day course has been specifically designed to raise awareness and improve understanding of this world religion. The course will also give you an insight on what Islam has contributed to the West, thus dispelling myths and common misconceptions.

Programme

  • Islamic Culture
  • Key Terms & Concepts
  • Clarifying Misconceptions
  • Beliefs
  • Women in Islam
  • Muslim Contribution to the World
  • Islam & Terrorism

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
  • Imams
  • Parents
  • Care Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Mentors
  • 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.”

As more young people are turning to gun and particularly knife crime, there is a great need to reverse the cycle of senseless violence that we see on our streets. We are able to offer you workshops facilitated by ex-gang members and professional rap artists who will share their experiences, the myths and the realities of this type of lifestyle.

Can be delivered to various audiences

  • Schools
  • Youth Clubs
  • Community Groups

Workshops

  • Gun and Knife crime
  • Gangs
  • Drugs

A full day course which provides a practical and systematic method to developing inclusive practice for youth and community groups.

Who is it for?

  • Youth & Community Workers
  • Connexions Workers
  • Care Workers
  • Social Work Staff
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Anyone who wants to engage and empower those ‘hard to reach’, isolated and marginalised

Participants will have the opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and skills, whilst developing their understanding of how to engage ‘hard to reach’ and disadvantaged groups of young people.

The course uses the ‘Four Areas Model’©, a systematic way of identify barriers preventing access, identifying needs and providing solutions to meet the Every Child Matters agenda outcomes. The model is generic and therefore it can be used in many contexts. If you have a specific group that you want to work with, please get in touch for free advice.

Book yourself onto the course

A workshop looking at key terms and concepts around culture and diversity.

Who is it for?

  • Youth & Community Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Care Workers
  • Teaching Staff

Themes:

  • One World
  • Concepts of culture
  • Benefits of being culturally aware
  • Cultural Awareness and its importance and relevance to working with diverse groups

In this three hour workshop, there will ample opportunity for discussion and enquiry to contextualise learning to work practice.