Al Balagh Muslim Leadership Training Program Level – 1

The Muslim Leadership training program is designed for the aspirants of leaders in Islamic Institutions, Mosques, Islamic Organisations, Islamic Schools, Charities or any other institution. This training program will help you to unleash your full potential and become a better leader in your field of expertise.

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Registration Deadline(Extended): 5th October 2019

Al Balagh Muslim Leadership Training Programme

About The Programme

The Muslim Leadership Training Program has been specially designed with the strategic aim to provide a foundation for practical knowledge, skills and tools required for emerging change-makers, spiritually well-versed and forward-thinking leaders, who can confidently guide and lead people, and create long-lasting impact across economic, juridical, social and political spheres of life.

The Leadership Program will focus on five themes:

  • Gaining a clear-cut understanding of historical relevance, concepts, issues, challenges which western Muslim communities are faced with.
  • Critically exploring Muslim identity with a greater focus on its relationship with spirituality, socio-economic, social justice and status quo.
  • Learning practice-based approaches to organizing and communications skills to effectively lead and be a more influential leader.
  • Empowering students to build programs and networks of compassion, justice and resilience and create long-lasting impact across economic, judicial, social and political spheres of life.
  • Offering opportunities to learn from experienced thought-leaders, crafting out ways to deal with challenges, applying Islamic values, principles in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH).

The goal of this course is to produce a new empowered generation of Global Muslim leaders who have the skills, values, spiritual insight and understanding of how to effect change for the betterment of society no matter what field, organisation or area of work they go into.

The Leadership Program is open for students who would like to embrace, enhance and develop their change-making and leadership capacity; who believe in the power of solidarity, community and organising; who have a keen interest in exploring servant leadership, mentorship and understanding new and innovative ways of powerfully navigating difficult conversations.

Successful students will work with the Al Balagh Team to plan practical next steps for innovative projects and community action initiatives.

Course Team

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

Academic Director,
Al Balagh Academy

Dr Ataullah Siddiqui

Professor, Markfield Institute
of Higher Education, UK

Mohammad Arshad

Founder, Muslim

Ali Jan Haider (Bradford, UK)

Director of strategy
at NHS, UK

Dr Zahid Parvez

Principal, Markfield Institute
of Higher Education, UK

Kaushar Tai

Management and Training Consultant at Aksaa Ltd

Course Code: ABL 101
Al Balagh Credits: 45

Duration: 9+ Months
Course Starting  Date: 22nd Sept 2019
Days: Weekends
Live Session Timings:


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Effort: 2 – 5 Hours / Week
Program: Al Balagh Advanced Leadership Training
Prerequisite: None

Language  English
Mode:  Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material:  Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings: Yes ( Available within 48hrs After the Live Session )

Fees: From £29.99  £24.99/month for 9 months

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

22nd Sept 2019

Registration Deadline(Extended):

5th Oct 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  – £269.99 £199.99

Pay In 9 Instalments – £29.99  £24.99

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support (One to One): £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Muslim Leadership Training Program consists of two courses: 

Global Muslim Leadership

1. Introduction

  • Why this Course ?
  • How is it Different from Other Courses ?
  • How to Gain Maximum Benefit ?
  • Well-Structure Course
  • Personality development
  • Learning Outcomes

2. Defining Islamic Leadership

  • Concept of Leadership
  • Definition of Leadership
  • Islamic perspective of Leadership
  • Leadership and Management
  • Types of Leadership
  • Model and Theories of Leadership

3. Prophetic Leadership and Spirituality

  • What is a Leader
  • The Prophetic Leadership– An Ideal
  • Importance of Good Muslim Leaders
  • Spiritual Necessities of a Leader

4. The Impact of Muslim Leadership

  • Muslim Leadership and Cultural context
  • Muslim Leadership for Social Change
  • Muslim Leadership for Positive And Content Society
  • Muslim Leadership for Better Professional Performance
  • Muslim Leadership for Strengthened Identity
  • Mastering the Art of Muslim Leadership
  • Effectiveness and Development in Muslim Leadership
  • Building self-awareness and insight skills
  • Overall Development of Muslim Leaders

5. Personal Attributes of Muslim Leaders

  • Traits of Leadership
  • Task Competence as an Active Leader
  • Socioeconomic and Interpersonal Competence
  • Intellectual Development
  • Personal Development
  • Spiritual Development
  • Professional Development
  • Islamic Attributes of Muslim Leaders

6. Authoritarianism, Power Orientation, Machiavellianism and Muslim Leadership

  • The Authoritarian Personality – Islamic View
  • Authoritarianism and Muslim Leadership
  • Power Motivation
  • Machiavellianism
  • Political Psychology and Leadership in Islamic Organisations

7. Spirituality , Values, Self- Esteem and Well- Being

  • Spiritual Leadership and Effectiveness
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Character Building
  • Dealing with ethical and unethical practices
  • Leading by Example and Muslim Society ( Academic)

8. Personal Attributes of Islamic Leadership

  • Status, Esteem, and Trust
  • Taqwa, Spirituality and Servant Leadership
  • Power, humility and Islamic Leadership
  • Resolution of Conflict – Islamic Perspective
  • Authority, Responsibility, Accountability and Islamic Leadership
  • Followers and Mutual Influence on Muslim Leadership

9. Styles of Leadership and Islamic Conduct

  • Autocratic verses Democratic Leadership
  • Directive verses Participative Leadership
  • Task verses Relations Orientation
  • Initiation verses Consideration and Transformational Leadership
  • Charismatic Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Islamic Conduct

10. Leadership and Technology

  • Leadership with Advanced Technology
  • Competence and the Requirement of Tasks
  • Socio-technical Systems
  • E- Leadership in Muslim Society

11. Muslim Leadership and Western Society

  • Understanding Western Culture and Society
  • Understanding Western History in relation to Islam
  • Issues in Multi-faith and Multi-culture Societies
  • Western Muslim Community – Issues and Challenges
  • Perception Management
  • Surviving in the Western Ocean 
  • Protecting Iman and Islamic Values
  • Muslim Identity, Spirituality , Social Justice and Security
  • The Role of Muslim Leadership in Today’s Globalised World

12. Transfer and Succession – Islamic Perspective

  • Persistence in leadership
  • Transfer of Leadership
  • Succession Planning

Leadership Skills Training

1. Emotional Intelligence: Self Awareness

  • What is Self-Awareness
  • Knowing your Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Types of Intelligence
  • Are you Emotionally Literate?
  • How to develop Emotionally Literacy
  • Beliefs, Values and Perceptions
  • Examples from Life of The Prophet (SAW)

2. Emotional Literacy : Self Management

  • The 4-Keys of Self-Management
  • Adaptability
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Emotional Self Control
  • Positive Outlook and Self-Motivation

3. Emotional Literacy : Social Awareness

  • Individual Awareness
  • Empathy
  • Organizational Group Awareness
  • Values and Cultures within Organisations
  • Power Relationships
  • Interest Grids
  • Influence Maps
  • ARTS as a Tool

4. Emotional Literacy : Relationship Management

  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Influence Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Coaching and Mentoring

5. Time Management : Setting priorities

  • Self-Reflection Exercises
  • Strength and Deficiency Scores
  • Bad Habits
  • Priorities
  • Compliance vs Commitment

6. Time Management : Organising-self skills

  • Setting Goals
  • Scheduling
  • Driving Motivation
  • Treasure Mapping
  • Maximizing
  • Being SMART
  • Analysing Energy Levels

7. Time Management : Looking at the bigger picture

  • Treasure Mapping in Detail
  • Role Modelling
  • Scheduling in Detail
  • Time Effectiveness- Best Task, Best Time, Best Way
  • Imam al-Ghazali’s Four Activities
  • Urgent/ Importance Matrix
  • Goal/ Schedule Evaluation

8: Time Management : Dealing with time bandits

  • Interruptions
  • Procrastinations
  • Perfectionism
  • Effective Delegation

9. Motivating Skills : Motivational approaches

  • What is Motivation
  • Motivational Journey
  • Important Factors of Self-Motivation
  • Islamic Model of Motivation
  • Self Confidence
  • Positive Thinking
  • Strong Focus
  • Motivation Culture

10. Motivating Skills : Exploring Motivation

  • Four Important Fundamental Factors for
  • Self-Motivation
  • Your Motivational Journey
  • Visualising Success
  • Sustainability

11. Motivating Skills : How to change people

  • Embedding Belief
  • Drawing a Vision
  • Investing in Action
  • Planning Sustainability

12. Communicating effectively : Power of active listening

  • How we Communicate
  • Negative Assumptions
  • Senders and Receivers
  • Al Balagh Listening Style Inventory
  • What’s Your Listening Style?
  • Three Stages of Listening process
  • Three Skills to Attain
  • Seven Listening Tips

13. Communicating effectively : Speaking Assertively

  • Power of Assertive Speaking
  • Common Myths
  • Appropriate Voice
  • Positive and Engaging
  • Body Language
  • Your Style Inventory
  • Four Styles of Speaking

14. Communicating effectively : Conflict Resolution

  • Causes of conflict
  • Destructive and Constructive Conflicts
  • Four approaches to handling conflict- What’s your approach?
  • Four Important Principles from the Holy Qur’an
  • Dealing with challenging reactions
  • Important points from the Messenger of Allah (saw)

15. Communicating effectively : Media Skills

  • Understanding Different Media and their Expectations
  • Managing your Nerves
  • Getting your Preparation Right
  • Controlling yourVoice
  • Pitching your Key Message
  • Creating Sound Bites
  • Delivering Difficult or Negative Messages
  • Handling Difficult Questions
  • Interview Practice and Feedback

16. Strategic Thinking : Framing the Strategy

  • Creating Value
  • Capturing Value
  • Delivering Value

17. Strategic Thinking : Developing the strategy

  • The definitions of Vision, Mission, Strategy and Tactics
  • The 3-Stage Process of Strategy Development
  • 2 Strategic Analysis Tools
  • How to Create a Strategic Vision
  • How to Develop Strategies to Ahieve the Vision and Objectives

18. Strategic Thinking : Embedding the strategy

  • Examine a Proven and Dynamic Approach to Embedding Sustainability into Organizational Strategies.
  • Understand the Steps Involved.
  • Appreciate the Importance of an “Organizational Purpose” to rally around.
    Learn why and how to align Sustainability (and other initiatives) to Drive the Business.
  • Examine how Organizations are Leveraging this approach to Drive Performance.
  • Gain Access to Practical Tools that Support the Process.

19. Leading People : Qualities of a Leader

  • Introducing Leadership
  • Top 10 Leadership Qualities
  • Leading Yourself
  • Leading Others
  • Team Building
  • Leading People through Change

20. Management and Leading People : Chairing Meetings

  • Holding a meeting
  • Choosing Participants
  • Writing an Agenda
  • Ground Rules
  • Presentation Skills
  • Encouraging Discussion
  • Evaluating
  • Scenario Exercise

What is this Course All about?

     The Al Balagh Muslim Leadership Training program is an educational programme, with the sole purpose of empowering Muslim leaders to achieve their best, in dealing with their daily affairs and serving their communities, both Muslim and non-Muslim. Whether you lead in an Islamic institute, charity, or any kind of organisation. The Al Balagh Muslim Leadership Training program will teach and train you on a number of extremely important skills and theories which will combine Islamic values and important lessons from the Qur’an and Sunnah and couple them with some of the most important modern skillsets by learning over 60 skills and techniques that will help you become a better leader in your organisation or institution.

     You will gain the ability to master core leadership techniques; discover how to use a wide variety of leadership styles; learn how to become highly emotionally intelligent; and find out how to lead effectively when things get difficult. You will also learn how to use modern technology and over 20 mind tools which will enable you work much more effectively and strategically. Enjoy exploring these tools, and becoming a highly effective leader! Al Balagh Academy’s focus is to provide world-class training and personal development courses for learners who wish to progress and achieve their life goals in line with the Islamic ethical values and etiquettes.

Course Overview

     The Al Balagh Muslim Leadership and Training Programme is designed for those who are interested in becoming, or are presently working as, mid-level and senior managers and leaders in Islamic organisations, Islamic institutions, Madaris, Islamic schools, Masajid or other Islamic organisations, in a variety of global contexts. Drawing on internationally-based research, the course offers a critical and cultural understanding of leadership as a socially constructed and ethical practice.

     In a globally connected and rapidly changing world, Islam offers each individual the best chance of navigating towards the paradise. In this course, you’ll explore the opportunities and challenges that Muslim leaders face as they are given greater autonomy to have a positive impact on pupils and their followers/students.

     The course aims to provide both theory and case-based practical advice on some of the most interesting and most common issues for Muslim leaders. The course will address issues and skills related to good leadership related to many areas of work i.e. leading an Institute, organisation, a project, programme or just generally the community. The course will address some fundamental questions affecting leaders today and teach you how to use a number of very powerful tools to enable your effective working.

Course Content and Format

The course covers a wide variety of areas of Islamic Creed. This course is a unique Level 1 course and we are in the process of developing  advanced courses for advanced students. There will be 3 levels, each level having between 10 to 20 sessions.

This course is to be completed over 3 to 4 months. The course consist of  10 to 12 live online interactive sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material and engaging learning activities including online assessments and practical assignments.

The whole course is taken online and offers a flexible way to study while maintaining work and personal commitments.

It consists of the following components:

Live Online Sessions: There will be 10 to 12 live online lecturers. Which will be delivered on Weekdays for between 90 minutes to 120 minutes.  The instructors will deliver interactive online lectures on the topics. You are encouraged to discuss cases during the tutorial, ask questions and raise important points for feedback. This discussion is a key component of the learning process and the more you can engage with the tutor, the more productive and enjoyable your learning will be. The live session will be recorded and you can get access to these recordings on the website after the live session within 48 to 72 hours. In case if you miss the live session, you can catchup by watching the recordings at your convenient time.

Online Course Material: This course material may be articles, case scenarios with questions or pre-recorded videos or further learning material . You can review, print, read, and engage with the course material during the course and use the discussion board to ask questions related to the course content.

The course material will be released gradually on “myAlbalagh” which is our student learning portal and every student will get 24/7 access to “myAlbalagh”. Students can get access to online learning portal from desktop, laptops or even from mobile devices. You can also download our mobile app compatible with android and IOS mobile devices to get access to the course material from anywhere anytime.

Online Learning Activities: Online activities could include online assessments, practical assignments or some question exercises to help you revise, reflect and gain a pragmatic approach and understanding to the subject.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unique course, the students will be able to:

  • Describe the Islamic perspective to good leadership.
  • Understand basic principles of leadership skills and how to apply them for real, using some of the most effective toolkits.
  • Gain knowledge and practical understanding of leadership styles
  • Develop an ability to be efficient and have high impact on others using mindtools
  • Understand how you can be the best that you can be using the best knowledge and tools out there.
  • Be an inspiration to others with confidence, skills and the know-how. Key Points ( Note: Could be given anywhere on the web page for attracting)
  • Benefit from the opportunity to reflect on and challenge your professional experience.
  • Take part in lively discussions on contemporary issues in leadership and management.
  • Learn the practices that characterise effective leadership, and how to bring about change.


How is this online course structured?

Our online program comprises enriched learning sessions, engaging, on-demand live and recorded video lessons. Our course is innovatively divided into different modules and sub models. The learners can ask questions, get their doubts cleared if they have any. You can get support from our course instructors or academic support team during live sessions or even after the sessions as needed.

How I will get printed certificate?
Right after successful completion of the course and assessment, you can expect to get the certificate from Al Balagh Academy. Your certificate will be emailed to you. You can get it printed or shared with your friends.
What do you mean by 1-to-1 Mentor Support?
We understand you may need personalised support from the mentor. Therefore, we are facilitating one-to-one mentor support to ensure your personal and professional growth. Your personal mentor will be helping you through out the course with understanding more about anything related to the course. You may contact him by Email, Whatsapp or book an appointment and meet him online
Is it compulsory to attend LIVE sessions? Will it be count towards the progress of my course?
We always encourage that you should attend LIVE sessions but if, in any case, you miss attending one of the sessions then you can always have access to the recorded session (Yes, you will receive recorded video of the LIVE session you have missed).
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.
When will LIVE sessions be scheduled?
Date, Day, and Time for each LIVE session will always be pre-scheduled. To know more about the schedule on live sessions, please, visit “myAlbalagh” and click on the tab “Schedule.” You will get complete details.
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.
What if I have questions to ask but can’t attend Live?
Please, get access to “myAlbalagh” and reach “Discussion Board.” It is this place where you can ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will take your queries forward and get answers for you from your course instructors.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use “Discussion Board” to get connected to other course learners as well. But we recommend that the discussion here on “Discussion Board” shall be relevant only to the course being taken. Strictly, no personal discussions or chatting. You can also interact with your classmates in our “Whatsapp Group” exclusive for the course students
How long will I have access to the online program?
You will have access to the online course content up to 2 years. Please contact our admin team by Email at [email protected] if you want lifetime access.
Are family/group discounts available?
Yes, we provide discount for groups or families who are interested in joining one of our courses. Please, email us to get complete details on it.
I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case, if you find any trouble accessing your account then please, contact us immediately. We make sure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
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