Shaykh Yasir Fahmy & Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui  

The BIS College Student Fellowship Program (formerly known as Iqra) 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 thrive as Muslims in America. Through our curriculum, fellowship, and intensives in the 2019-2020 academic year, we will survey the outcomes of philosophical traditions that shape the modern world, including scientific materialism, liberalism, feminism, 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 confront the existential questions of our time. Our core instructors are: Shaykh Yasir Fahmy & Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui

We are looking for a cohort of new and returning applicants who are interested in exploring and re-negotiating the lenses through which they see the world. Our fellowship environment requires active participation, adab (proper conduct), intellectual humility, sincere truth-seeking, and a willingness 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.

If you are looking to align your intellectual and spiritual life or gain the grounding to pursue more serious study (less so looking for a halaqa that focuses on spiritual nourishment), then we pray that this fellowship will be for you, God-willing.