Past Programs

TFI offered a variety of academic programs created by the institute itself and through partnerships with other organizations such as Fawakih Institute and Hartford Seminary.

Certificate in Islamic Thought (CIT)
The Certificate in Islamic Thought combined Islamic credentials with academic rigor, along with a flexible schedule which suits working professionals and students. The objective of this program was to provide academically rigorous, faith-based education in Islamic studies, rooted within IIIT’s approach and taught by first-rate scholars of Islam.

Certificate in Faith-Based Community Development
This is 40-hour program was designed for future local community leaders  who will serve their communities as Youth Leaders, counselors, and non-profit executives. These students earned this certificate by completing 5-6 courses in the areas of Youth Leadership, Parenting, Non-profit Management, Faith Based Wealth Building, Marriage Preparation, and other relevant topics for personal and community development.

Graduate Certificate in Imam and Community Leadership
The Fairfax Institute, in cooperation with Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT, offered a Graduate Certificate in Imam and Muslim Community Leadership (GCIMCL). The aim of this 24-credit certificate program was to offer structured education in the American context for Muslim leaders, Imams, and counselors. Students take courses in Islamic Theology and Spirituality, Islamic Ethics, Advanced Islamic Scripture, American Muslim Communities, Interfaith Encounter and Arts of Ministry. Students also took a course in Clinical Pastoral Education as well as a Reflection on Ministry Experience course.

Qur’anic Arabic Program 
Fawakih Institute and TFI offered Quranic Arabic classes on a year-long basis at The Fairfax Institute. Courses were also offered for a shorter duration during the summer and winter programs.

TFI Youth Leadership Retreat 
This five-day retreat, held in the greater Washington DC area, was a wonderful opportunity for American Muslim college students who wanted to gain a better understanding of the space they occupy in the current political climate. In an era where the Muslim identity is politicized, it is absolutely vital to evaluate the approach to political and civic engagement, particularly among youth activists.