28th Teachers’ Institute: Understanding Islam and Muslims


Dar al Islam is hosting its 27th annual summer Teachers’ Institute in rural Abiquiu, New Mexico on “Understanding Islam and Muslims.”The program is FREE for accepted educators including tuition costs, meals, and free transportation to and from the Albuquerque airport. July 9-22.

in Abiquiu, New Mexico since 1994.

We provide and discuss available resources and tools to help the participants in teaching about Islam more effectively.

Institutes attendees include secondary school teachers from public, private and parochial institutions of North America.

While the focus of this Institute is on secondary education, we accept and equally consider applications from a diversity of professionals.

Our faculty consists of scholars with strong academic and traditional credentials, as well as experience in interacting with diverse groups of educators in North America.

Attendees often create strong bonds with one another and with the faculty and engage in thought-provoking discussions and informal dialogue. These conversations are invaluable in enriching subsequent sessions and in shaping future Institutes.

While the focus differs each summer, our coverage includes

fundamental principles of Islam as contained in foundational texts
the history of how Muslim conquests occurred
the history of how the religion spread
the legal structures and processes and cultural traditions
the contemporary applications of law and Muslim practices
the diversity of Muslims in the Americas, the Europe and the rest of the world
Participants also study from the Qur'an and Hadith with Muslim scholars who have studied the texts in the original language.

To get more info and to apply, go to www.daralislam.org and/or contact the director at InstituteDirector@daralislam.org