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Non-Degree Program

Iqra Fellowship

The Iqra Fellowship is a year-long initiative that seeks to empower students and young professionals with the traditional, philosophical, and spiritual foundations and leadership development needed to navigate modern challenges and thrive as Muslims in America. The fellowship aims to support the development of more effective, compassionate, and knowledgeable Muslim leaders to better our mosque communities and Islamic institutions.

We will survey the philosophical traditions that shape the modern world, including scientific materialism, liberalism, feminism, racism, 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 face the existential questions and crises of our time. We will be exploring the spiritual traditions of Islam to guide and motivate this intellectual pursuit of Truth and the deepening of our relationship with Allah. The long-term goal is to equip fellows with the tools, knowledge, confidence, and community to faithfully serve as the next generation of American Muslim leaders for the Ummah and our communities at large.

We are looking for a cohort of applicants who are interested in exploring and enriching the lenses through which they see the world and are ready to wrestle with important and complex questions, ideas, and knowledge. Our fellowship environment requires active participation, being unafraid of asking questions to deepen knowledge, adab (proper conduct), intellectual humility, sincere truth-seeking, and a willingness to challenge ourselves and each other to be and do better, particularly in areas in which our community can be improved to become a spiritual home for the diversity and entirety of Creation. Our pedagogy calls upon students to engage with the text (Iqra), reflect upon the context (Tadabbur) and cultivate their agency (I’mal) in a spiritually rich environment.

Program Contact Info

Iqra Fellowship

60 Willow Street
Chelsea, MA 02150

fellowship@bostonislamicseminary.org

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Themes & Topics
Time & Commitment
Tuition & Fee

Themes & Topics

 ‣  Aqidah (Creed)
 ‣  The Nature, Integrity, and Interpretation of the Qur’an
 ‣  Islamic Tradition of the Sunnah
 ‣  Morality & Ethics
 ‣  Liberalism, Feminism and the Myth of the Unencumbered Self
 ‣  Muslim Social and Political Engagement
 ‣  Building Compassionate and Inclusive Communities: Principles of Prophetic Leadership

Time & Commitment

The Iqra Fellowship expects a strong commitment from every student to ensure that they benefit as much as possible. We expect students to actively engage with the material, instructors, and discussion. 

If you go forward with the process please be sure to make the Iqra Fellowship a priority.

The current cohort is being held virtually this year. The classes started on Saturday, October 9, 2021 with a break for the month of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. The programs meets:

Weekly:
Saturdays 10 A.M – 12 P.M EST

For 2022-23 timings and commitment, please reach out to the Iqra Fellowship department. 

Tuition & Fee

There is no cost to enroll onto the Iqra Fellowship Program. Suggested donation is $60. Donate here.

 The teachers are incredibly kind and knowledgeable, and have touched me with their sincerity and efforts. I am grateful to all of them and the organizing team, and highly recommend the program to all interested students and young professionals.

Fatima, Iqra Fellowship