TISA Short Courses

TISA Short Courses (TSC) are non-credit certificate classes of varying lengths designed to teach the general public, and our students, a broad array of topics in a manner that is consistent with our mission and standards of scholarship.  Currently, we are not offering any courses. 


Race & the US Civil Rights Movement:
Teaching Muslim Adults and Children

Target Audience:  Chaplains, imams, youth leaders, weekend school teachers, and K-12 teachers.

Course Cost: $199 (*partial scholarship available)
*Partial scholarships are available. Please contact us at TSC@islamicseminary.us to make your request.  

Course Length: 12 Hours / Over 3 Days

Course Description: This TISA short certificate course is designed to provide chaplains, imams and teachers with background, strategies and resource guides for teaching about the concept of “race” in conjunction with the US Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968). The 12 hour course will be held on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 12PM – 4PM CST via Zoom. The basic format will be 2-3 hours of content followed by 1-2 hours of smaller group work focused on either strategies/resources with adult learners or K-12.

Course Schedule:
Jan 23, 2022: 12PM – 4PM CST
 via Zoom
Jan 30, 2022: 12PM – 4PM CST
 via Zoom
Feb 06, 2022: 12PM – 4PM CST via Zoom

Guest Speakers:
Roula Allouch, CAIR – National Board Chair
Azhar Azeez, ISNA – Former President
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Masjid Al-Taqwa

A Continuous Charity (ACC)
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – National
Muslim Endorsement Council (MEC)
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA)

Course Faculty (click + to expand)

Executive Vice President of TISA and Professor Emeritus of African Studies and World Religions at Manhattanville College.

Professor Jimmy Jones is Professor Emeritus of World Religions and African Studies at Manhattanville college and Executive Vice President and faculty member of The Islamic Seminary of America. A former Executive Director of the Black Coalition of Greater New Haven (CT), he has taught, trained and consulted on diversity issues nationally and internationally for more than 30 years.

Dr. Khabirah YahyaVisiting Faculty of TISA and International K-12 Educational Consultant

Dr. Khabirah Yahya is an international consultant and educator who focuses on using teaching and learning strategies that promote cultural diversity and inclusion within the classroom. A visiting faculty member at TISA, she has taught, trained and consulted in the field for over 15 years in America and abroad. She also is an Associate with Al-Ameen Associates, a firm that has provided consultant services to educational institutions in Bahrain, Egypt, and the US.