Muslim Eductors


Muslim Educators’ Certificate (Professional Development Certificate)

Instructors: Dr. Basyouny Nehela and Dr. Nedjette Lazzouni

Times: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm Starting January 15- April 22, 2020

Location: 41 Quaint Ave, Allston, MA 02134


This certificate is designed for all educators such as schoolteachers, professors, trainers, professionals, parents, youth leaders, coaches, mentors, chaplains, managers, etc. The focus of this workshop will be on how to correctly use Islamic and prophetic philosophy of teaching and methodology of education. The main goal of this certificate is to foster comprehensive personal and community development by strengthening the faith through learning about prophetic ways of educating. Through deep knowledge, educators will leave with a more righteous approach in teaching and being a constant source of spiritual guidance. This certificate will train educators in applying the tools and methods of the Islamic philosophy of education, exploring key concepts and core texts and addressing their application in contemporary society. By completing the certificate courses, the leaners will be able to use theories and applications of effective prophetic methods of teaching to spread the message of truth successfully, and be a source of spiritual guidance.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Demonstrate Islamic educational values and techniques in the classroom and in a variety of other educational settings
  • Adopt Islamic adab and aklaq in personal dealings and social contexts.
  • Create spiritually uplifting curricula for particular communities and institutions.
  • Apply Islamic educational philosophies and methods with an aim to solve common contemporary educational problems in the American Muslim community.

Who should apply?

  • Required for: established or aspiring teachers, principals, professors, and teaching assistants
  •  Recommended for: chaplains, religious leaders, parents, and anyone in community or professional leadership capacities.


Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an M.A. in Fundamentals of Religion, and a Ph.D. with Honors in Da’wa and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and professor at Boston Islamic Seminary. Dr. Basyouny was previously an Associate professor at Qatar University’s Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Department of Islamic Creed and Da’wa, a faculty member at Al-Azhar University and Islamic American University, and Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston.

He has also served as head, and coordinator of many academic committees covering Curriculum Enhancement, Core Curriculum, Strategic Plan, Academic Activities and Events, & Professional Development. He has taught many academic courses including Fundamentals of Dawa, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Creed, Islamic Culture, Quranic Studies,…etc.

He participated and presented in many academic and Islamic conferences in America, Egypt, Qatar, Malaysia, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan…etc .He has designed and developed some academic curricula and courses for academic organizations and schools in America, Africa and some Arab countries.

Dr. Basyouny has published over 200 articles in newspapers and magazines on topics such as the methodologies and means of Quranic Education and Da’wa, contemporary youth issues and Islamic thought as well as presented in various television and radio shows at Al Jazeera network .He also offers regular workshops and lectures on family issues and contemporary marital and educational problems.

He received Qatar University’s yearly award for the best academic online course at the university, and another award from the College of Sharia for the best chair of the academic activities committee.

Accomplished education leader and professional with more than 20 years of management experience in pre-K to 12 accredited private schools. Proven ability to transform organizations, build capabilities, and oversee daily operations. Expertise in managing multilingual and multicultural classroom with emphasis on excellence. Committed to fostering learning environments compatible with the most current trends in the field of education.


The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates when considered against other non-degree academic programs offered by a variety of institutions throughout Greater Boston. Standard tuition is $400 per program. 

Fees $400


The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.

Please note that the financial aid application deadline is one week before the start-date of any given course. Financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until available funds are exhausted.  Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded.

Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.