Islamic Leadership

Islamic Leadership

This concentration provides a foundation in Islamic theology, law, history, ethics and scriptural studies, and in interreligious studies. Students must complete intermediate Arabic as part of their program, by the time of graduation. Students enroll in elective courses covering various leadership topics. The concentration equips graduates for organizational leadership roles and careers, with skills in community organizing, non-profit management, fundraising, interfaith cooperation, activism, and public service.

Required: 5 Courses for All Degree Plans

Substitution: "Islamic Leadership and Spirituality" only allowed to replace “Islamic Ethics” for Islamic Leadership students.

Additional Required Courses for the concentration:
Intermediate Arabic 2A

Arabic 2A (Fall, 3 units) or Summer Intensive 2A (8 weeks, 6 units)

Students further develop their reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will master more complex grammar and syntax involving wo

Intermediate Arabic 2B

Arabic 2B (Spring, 3 units) or Summer Intensive 2B (8 weeks, 6 units)

Students further develop their reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills, while expanding their vocabulary. They will master more complex grammar and syntax involving



Elective Courses for the Concentration (4):
Students may select four courses from any elective offerings from Bayan or CTS, and are recommended to select from the following Bayan courses:

Non-Profit Leadership and Management
Fundraising Strategies for Religious Non-Profits
Community Organizing for Muslim Leaders

While engaging social justice issues, community organizing has evolved as a distinct and widely adopted methodology over the last century and is credited, in part, to leading to the historic election of the country’s first African American President. T

Preaching and Public Presentation of Islam

This key leadership development course cultivates skills for effective preaching and public speaking about Islam, and enables emerging Muslim leaders to address questions involving Islamic law in a contextual manner. Topics include freedom of expressio

Effective Ethics in Negotiated Spaces
Social Integration and Civic Engagement

This course examines how Muslim American organizations and leaders have articulated the experience of living as a minority community in increasingly pluralistic society. Students will study opportunities and limits to social integration, political acti

Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation

This course addresses some of the theoretical and practical possibilities as well as challenges of an authentic dialogue and interaction between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This course provides a theological grounding on which members of the tradi