National Dawah Academy

Diploma Program

in Field Dawah Studies

Empowering and educating Muslims in the field of Dawah led by ICNA.  A premiere Dawah training platform by WhyIslam and GainPeace.  A collaborated effort with other Dawah initiatives like Ask A Muslim.  Alhamdulillah.

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Courses are interactive and class sizes are limited.  All courses will be offered using state-of-the-art LMS portal

Share And Collaborate

Network with other like minded students to not only share notes, ideas but also to launch mini-dawah projects

Dawah in Deed

Take your knowledge further by joining Dawah field activities to share Islam with fellow Americans

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Level 1 Courses during Summer Semester

Intro to Dawah Methodologies
DAW 102

There are many approaches to giving dawah; some more effective than others. This intro course dives into the various dawah methodologies and focuses on strategy in conveying the message of Islam with reason and compassion.

Every Thursday
8:30 pm – 10:00 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Dawah Using the Names of Allah (SWT)
DAW 101

The names of Allah are an integral part of the Islamic tradition. This course will introduce how to utilize the profound names of Allah in presenting the accurate understanding of God and overall truths of Islam to the Non-Muslim community.

Every Wednesday
8:30 pm – 10:00 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Many Prophets, One Message
COMP 102

All the prophets preached and delivered the same message of Islamic monotheism. The course goes into how to conduct dawah in reference to the lives of the prophets, and demonstrate that it was all for the same one message.

Every Thursday
7:00 pm – 8:30 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Sh. Isa ibn Matta

Imam Karim AbuZaid

Sh. Abdur Rahman

Level 2 Courses during Summer Semester

Emotional Intelligence
EQFD 201

Understanding the psychological state of those you meet on the field is crucial. Every person comes with his or her own story, baggage, and issues which have led them to their current belief or worldview. This course develops this skill.

Every Monday
8:30 pm – 10:00 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Misconceptions about Islam
MISC 203

Islamophobia continue to be on the rise as media sources feed false narratives. Topics in this course include effectively responding to misconceptions in relation to women’s rights, human rights, Shariah law, sanctity of life, and more.

Every Tuesday
8:30 pm – 10:00 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Dawah to Latino and African American Communities
DAW 205

Hispanics and African Americans are the largest growing minorities in the United States and are generally a religiously inclined people. Islam has deep roots in African-American history. Hispanics are also the fastest growing minority in Islam.

Every Saturday
1:30 pm – 3:00 PM EST
May 28 – August 26

Dr. Hernán Guadalupe

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed

Prof Shareef Muhammad

Video of Academy’s Open House

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Certification Levels Curriculum

Certified Field Dawah Associate (CFDA) certificate

  • Dawah Using the Names of Allah SWT (DAW 101)
  • *Intro to Dawah Methodologies (DAW 102)
  • *Fiqh of Dawah (FIQH 103)
  • Intro to Comparative Religion (COMP 101)
  • Many Prophets, One Message (COMP 102)

* Mandatory prerequisite(s) required to take next level courses

Certified Field Da’ee (CFD) certificate

  • *Emotional Intelligence: Field Dawah (EQFD 201)
  • Authenticity of the Quran (AUTH 202)
  • Misconceptions about Islam (MISC 203)
  • Jesus: The Servant of Allah (COMP 204)
  • Dawah to Latinos and African American Communities (DAW 205)

Certified Field Dawah Lead (CFDL) certificate

  • Dawah Leadership (DAW 301)
  • Logical Dawah (LOG 302)
  • Christological Controversies (COMP 303)
  • Deconstructing Atheism & Evolution (ATH 304)
  • Defending Prophet Muhammad pbuh (DAW 305)
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Diploma is granted to students who successfully complete and pass all 15 courses

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