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About this course
The online course on LGBT and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) – The Islamic Approach is thoughtfully designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the topic and address the challenges Muslims face in today’s world. This course aims to offer knowledge, guidance, and tools to navigate the complexities of LGBT issues while adhering to Islamic principles. It is a unique blend of historical, social, and religious perspectives on the subject.
History of LGBT In this module, participants will delve into the historical context of LGBT issues, exploring how these matters have evolved over time. Students will gain insights into the origins and progression of the LGBT rights movement, understanding its impact on contemporary societies and the challenges it poses for Muslims adhering to Islamic teachings.Participants will examine the key tenets of liberalism and how they intersect with LGBT narratives, leading to both shared values and potential conflicts. They will learn to critically evaluate these intersections while remaining true to Islamic principles.
Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Islamic rulings and perspectives on LGBT issues. They will explore the diversity of opinions among Islamic scholars and learn how different schools of thought approach these matters. This knowledge will enable participants to engage in informed discussions and decision-making within an Islamic context.The course will develop strategies to engage with and respond to various LGBT narratives from an Islamic standpoint. They will learn how to maintain a compassionate and respectful approach while adhering to Islamic teachings. It will empower participants to articulate their perspectives effectively and contribute constructively to dialogues on LGBT issues.
In this course, participants will learn how to initiate and maintain open, age-appropriate, and Islamically grounded conversations with their children about sex and relationships, promoting a healthy understanding within the Islamic framework. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding relationships and sex education (RSE) in educational settings.
What you will learn
- Understand the historical development of LGBT issues and their intersection with liberalism and feminism.
- Gain knowledge about the Islamic rulings on LGBT and comprehend the religious stance towards it.
- Develop strategies to understand and respond to various LGBT narratives while upholding Islamic principles.
- Equip families with knowledge and skills to address sex education and LGBT topics in schools and society while adhering to Islamic values.
- Explore legal and regulatory compliance concerning relationships and sex education in educational settings, along with parents’ legal rights.
- Learn how to build emotional resilience in children from an Islamic perspective to help them navigate challenging topics.
- Develop effective communication strategies to discuss sex and relationships with children within an Islamic framework.
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK )
Dr. Rafaqat Rashid
(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy, UK)
Professor Dr. G. Hussein Rassool
(Director of Studies, Department of Islamic Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling)
Ustadah Tabassum Hussain
(Da’ee, Lecturer, Researcher, Debater, Youth Mentor, Toronto, Canada)
Ustadh Yusuf Patel
(Founder and Director, SREIslamic)
Frequently asked questions
What if I am not able to attend LIVE sessions?
If, in any case, you miss attending LIVE session, you can catch up by watching the video recordings later at your convenient time. To get access to the video recordings, you should visit “myAlbalagh” by using your sign-in details. You can get access to “myAlbalagh” through your laptop, desktop or from your mobile.
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh Islamic Psychology and Counselling – Level 1 is an externally accredited by CPD.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Right after successful enrolment, you will get access to myAlbalagh which is our online learning portal where you can get access to the pre-course material. The course content will be released gradually after starting the course.
How to enrol in this course?
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