Leadership Fundamentals

Level 3 Certificate

This certificate aims to develop a linchpin personality for the Muslim community by exploring leadership under the Islamic social framework through five concepts covered under five courses: ethics, effectiveness, efficiency, excellence, and experimentation.


Unyielding Ethics

Understanding the Quranic Objective

The course introduces the students to the fundamentals of Quranic mandate and objective to answer the question, what does God requires from us? The course explores the early revelations from the last section of the Quran (Juz ‘Amma) guiding human ethics and morality between God Consciousness (taqwa) and transgression and wickedness (tughyan)

Developing an Islamic Personality

Applying the Quranic Objective

The course introduces the students to the fundamentals of character and spirituality that include purification of the soul (tazkiyyah-tun-nafs) from the practice of Surah Al-Fatiha explained through Imam Ibn Qayyim’s book called Station of the Seekers (Madarij As-Salikin). This course will focus on self-reflection and responsibility, morality (akhlaq), Islamic normative ethics (adab), and comparison with ethics in light of modernity.

Prophet Leadership

Art of Excellence

The course explores the character and personality of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and reflect on community leadership. Students will explore the Seerah to understand leadership personality, intent and decisions, relationships, strategies in community development, etc. Leaders in position (Executives) need Islamic and Prophetic personalities. Islamic Personality course discusses personality as defined by the Quran and Sunnah and as practiced by the Prophet and his companions. Books like Shama’il Muhammadiyyah by Imam At-Tirmidhee will be referenced. The objective of this course is to learn about the essential character necessary to work for the sake of Allah.

Establishing Religious Framework

Understanding Foundations through 40 Hadith Nawawi

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental and essential pillars and components of Islam directly through Islamic text and sources The course will provide students the ability to prioritize focus and action for the purpose of developing personal modus operandi and community leadership.

Jurisprudence of Interaction

Theory regarding family building and financial transactions

The following course aims to introduce religious concepts around interacting with others which include an introduction to Islamic jurisprudence, munakhat (Islamic theory regarding marriage and family building), muamalat (Islamic theory regarding financial and business transactions), and other topics and theories addressing essential human dealings; such as civic duties, interfaith interaction, death, funeral, condolences, etc.