Community Partnering: Interactive Lectures & Workshops
IslamInSpanish partners with Muslim communities all over the U.S. by sending out our experienced instructors and community leaders to deliver dynamic Khutbahs along with interactive lectures and workshops that offer a unique insight and perspective about the Latino Muslim American experience and beyond.
After a decade of experience the communities visited have been inspired by the amazing stories of our conversion stories, challenges faced after embracing Islam, success and achievements in seeking knowledge, and our niche perspective to dawah and how we carry out our responsibility to educate Latinos and Americans about Islam in a human and universal manner.
Signature Programs In Dallas & New Jersey
1) “Islamic Roots in the Latino Culture” (Open House in Spanish)
This is a visual interactive presentation that takes Latinos through a journey about their ancestors in ancient Muslim Spain to uncover our Latino roots found within Islamic principles. The duration is between 1 to 1.5 hours and focuses on educating attendees who are not Muslim about the Spanish language and manners rooted within the Latino Muslim Roots from Al Andalus (Muslim Spain) between the year 711 - 1492 when Muslims ruled Spain and lived in the peace and prosperity along with Jews and Christians. Latinos are usually amazed to find out that over 3000 Spanish words come from the Arabic language and that many of the historic cities in Latin America are built with the same designs built by Muslims in the early ages of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula around Portugal and Spain. The concept of God in Islam ALLAH and His universal perfect names and attributes, the last messenger sent to mankind “Muhammad”, and the Arabic explanation of the word “Islam” are all shared in a culturally relevant context by Latino Muslims to overcome misconceptions and false notions attributed to Islam in an open dialogue environment where many Latinos actually choose to accept Islam as their new way of life.
2) “What Your Neighbors Think About You & Why?” (English Dawah Workshop)
This interactive workshop begins by clarifying and defying our divine God-given duty to educate people about Islam in the best of ways. Many Muslims living in America lack the ability to convey Islam due to many different reasons and our qualified and diverse team of educators role play scenarios where tips and insights are shared with communities in the English language to demonstrate how to be effective citizens who educate others about Islam. Our neighbors are wondering who we are, what we believe in, and how we live out our lives and we have to do a better job understanding what our neighbors think or us and why. This presentation explains point by point by our neighbors may think of us in certain ways and how to overcome these obstacles to effectively communicate with those living in this society in a constructive manner which not only with benefit Muslims in this generation but for generations to come.