Graduate 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 needed to navigate modern challenges and succeed as Muslims in America. 

The fellowship aims to foster the growth of capable, understanding, and compassionate Muslim leaders to collectively improve ourselves, our mosque communities, and Islamic institutions.

Throughout the fellowship, we will examine various topics such as morality and ethics, as well as the intellectual traditions that have shaped the modern world. The fellowship strives to provide Muslims with a clear and convincing presentation of their own rich spiritual, intellectual, and philosophical traditions, as well as the resources they contain to address the existential issues and crises of our day.

By developing strong foundations in core concepts, fellows will learn to critically appraise information and approach the world through an Islamic lens. Our long-term goal is to equip fellows with the framework, tools, and community to faithfully serve as the generation of American Muslim leaders our local communities and Ummah needs.

We are looking for applicants who are interested in exploring and enriching the lenses through which they see the world, and are ready to grapple with complex and challenging questions, ideas, and knowledge. Our curriculum calls for active engagement, intellectual humility, sincerity, adab (proper conduct), and a dedication to challenge ourselves and each other. 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

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Time & Commitment
Tuition & Fees


‣  Module 1: Developing an Islamic Worldview
‣  Module 2: Islamic Approach to Seeking Ilm (knowledge)
‣  Module 3: Islam between Modernity and Postmodernity
‣  Module 4: Morality and Ethics

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 Iqra Fellowship is held virtually every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST with one or two 3-4 hour intensives during the fellowship year. We start in the month of September and end in the month of May.

Our first session for the 2023-2024 year starts on Saturday, September, 16th, 2023 InshAllah.

Time Commitment:
Saturdays 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. EST

1. November 25th
2. December 25, 31
3. Month of Ramadan + Eid

Tuition & Fees

There is no cost to enroll in the Iqra Fellowship Program.

However, if you wish to support the program, the suggested investment is $60.

Please click here to make an investment (on our Give page).

 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