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Muslim Speakers Training, Part 2 of 3

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PART II – SCHEDULED

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Muslim Community Center

COURSE MATERIAL (Details will be provided soon)

  1. Pluralism
  2. Sharia
  3. Islamophobia, Terrorism and Jihad
  4. Countering Violent Extremism and radicalization.
  5. Youth
  6. Women
  7. FAQ ( included review of the terminology)

MUSLIM SPEAKER TRAINING – PART II

The course is designed for every American who wants to learn and share correct information about Islam – so we all can drop misgivings and start living as neighbors and friends, understand each other and build safe communities. We particularly urge the youth to participate, as it is they who have to shape the kind of world the would want to live in.

The Islam that American Muslims practice contributes to the well being of our nation. It is our duty to communicate to fellow Americans that we have the same dedication to America as every patriotic American does. Indeed, American Muslim Institution is committed to explaining Islam first hand with a clear goal of building a positive relationship with fellow Americans. We are all in this together.

Safe societies are created by learning and sharing about each other, knowledge leads to understanding, and understanding to acceptance and appreciation of different faiths. We are all in this together, and together we have to build a cohesive America where no one has to live in apprehension, tension or fear of the other.

The course is divided into three parts. If you attend both Part I and Part II, you would qualify to attend the Capstone class, where you will be trained to deal with the TV and Radio media and reporters. Successful candidates will receive a certificate as trained Muslim Speaker through American Muslim Institution.

FIXING FALSE PERCEPTIONS

The Right wing news outlets including TV, Radio, Print and Website present Islam in the most distorted fashion, some of it is deliberate and is tailored to evoke the base instincts to malign someone or the other to have a false sense of righteousness, it is Muslims turn for them. Some of it is simply because, that is what they have learned given the little time every one has in life. This places a huge responsibility on all Americans in general and Muslims in particular to paint a complete picture of Muslims.

The only way to change that narrative is to have trained Muslim Speakers to counter bad with goodness. There is an acute shortage of trained speakers to speak about Islam at Churches, Synagogues, Temples, Civic Centers, Public service offices like Police and fire departments, Colleges, Schools, Radio and Television networks. At American Muslim Institution, we are committed to fill this gap, please join us.

PURPOSE

To train men and women, youth and seniors to speak about Islam in public square. Let Islam be explained by trained Muslims and non-Muslims rather than the pundits who have learned Islam from the wrong sources.

NEED

In a survey produced by the Evangelical Pastors, there was a glaring item in it; 64% of the Evangelical Pastors thought Islam was a violent religion and 46% of their congregation also believed in the same. In one of our monthly programs called, “State of Muslims,” we asked the pastors what does it takes to improve the situation. The overwhelming response was the need for Muslim Speakers to speak in the common language. The dearth of average Muslim speakers to speak about Islam has been a major problem in the society; it has created an imbalance in creating stereotypical images of Muslims. We hope to train Muslims to speak in Churches, Synagogues, Gurdwaras, Temples, civic center, community centers, Schools, Colleges and the Media.

WHO CAN ATTEND

Every American is welcome to attend the program to simply understand Islam or you can select to become a speaker. After all we have to work and live together as neighbors and co-workers.

If you chose to become a registered speaker, we ask you to attend the program in its entirety.

RSVP – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muslim-speakers-training-tickets-28562060893

Details: www.AmericanMuslimInstitution.org/event

Both Part I and Part II are divided into 7 modules each, and will be presented by 14 different speakers including Imams and Muslim Scholars.

PROGRAM

The program is divided into three parts:

The training will focus on presenting basic Islam (Islam 101) in its social, cultural, ritual and spiritual dimensions, so people of other faiths can understand Islam.

PART I – COMPLETED ON 10/29/16

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Montgomery County Muslim Foundation 811 Russell Ave, Suite G,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Program is listed at: http://americanmusliminstitution.org/muslim-speakers-training-1-of-3/

PART II – SCHEDULED

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Muslim Community Center
+15200 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Springs, MD 20905
Sponsored by Muslim Community Center – mccmd.org/ Supported by:

COURSE MATERIAL (Details will be provided soon)

  1. Pluralism
  2. Sharia
  3. Islamophobia, Terrorism and Jihad
  4. Countering Violent Extremism and radicalization.
  5. Youth
  6. Women
  7. FAQ ( included review of the terminology)

RSVP is required

RULES

Class room doors will be closed at 11:00
No late entries – it is a discipline we have to practice to be on time.
Full attendance is required to receive certification.

Sponsored by: Montgomery County Muslim Foundation – www.mcmfmd.org/

Supporting Organizations: Islamic Society of Washington Area – www.iswamd.org/ Add the name of your organization Even though it is basic course, there is a lot to learn.

  1. Each Segment will be 20 Minutes followed by 15 Minutes Q&A.
  2. A bulleted outline will be given to the students to follow.
  3. Diverse speakers will be presenting the material.
  4. All material will be based on Quran and Hadith.
  5. Our audience would include Muslims and non-Muslims
  6. This is offered for the first time, and we have to continually improve upon it.

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CAPSTONE

Capstone is the final touch to the Muslim Speaker’s Training
Saturday, December 10, 2106 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place: 100 Maryland Av, NE, Washington, DC 20002

The final and 3rd part would involve preparing Muslims to deal with the Media with experts from the media conducting the 4 hours workshop. One must attend Part I and Part II to qualify to attend this course. A certificate will be issued to those who successfully complete all the three events.

Please visit our website: www.AmericanMuslimInstitution.org go to Events tab RSVP to the event: Event will be listed on Eventbrite About us: Thank you

Program produced and moderated by: Mike Mohamed Ghouse

Mike has appeared in over 300 shows on TV and Radio, and about 150 times on Fox News and over 100 times with Sean Hannity. He has published over 3000 articles and about a 1/3rd on Pluralism, a third on Islam and the rest on a variety of topics. Bulk of the writings is published by Dallas Morning News, Huffington Post, Op-ed News and others. Mike’s Mission is to work for a world of co-existence through inclusiveness and participation. www.MuslimSpeaker.com

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