LGBT and RSE ( Relationships and Sex Education)
The Islamic Approach
About The Course
The online course on LGBT and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) – The Islamic Approach is thoughtfully designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the topic and address the challenges Muslims face in today’s world. This course aims to offer knowledge, guidance, and tools to navigate the complexities of LGBT issues while adhering to Islamic principles. It is a unique blend of historical, social, and religious perspectives on the subject.
History of LGBT In this module, participants will delve into the historical context of LGBT issues, exploring how these matters have evolved over time. Students will gain insights into the origins and progression of the LGBT rights movement, understanding its impact on contemporary societies and the challenges it poses for Muslims adhering to Islamic teachings.Participants will examine the key tenets of liberalism and how they intersect with LGBT narratives, leading to both shared values and potential conflicts. They will learn to critically evaluate these intersections while remaining true to Islamic principles.
Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of Islamic rulings and perspectives on LGBT issues. They will explore the diversity of opinions among Islamic scholars and learn how different schools of thought approach these matters. This knowledge will enable participants to engage in informed discussions and decision-making within an Islamic context.The course will develop strategies to engage with and respond to various LGBT narratives from an Islamic standpoint. They will learn how to maintain a compassionate and respectful approach while adhering to Islamic teachings. It will empower participants to articulate their perspectives effectively and contribute constructively to dialogues on LGBT issues.
In this course, participants will learn how to initiate and maintain open, age-appropriate, and Islamically grounded conversations with their children about sex and relationships, promoting a healthy understanding within the Islamic framework. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory framework surrounding relationships and sex education (RSE) in educational settings.
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK )
Dr. Rafaqat Rashid
(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy, UK)
Professor Dr. G. Hussein Rassool
Ustadah Tabassum Hussain
Ustadh Yusuf Patel
(Founder and Director, SREIslamic)
Dr Sharif El-Tobgui
(Associate Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies and Director of the Arabic Language Program at Brandeis)
AT A GLANCE
16 Live Online Sessions
Duration: 4+ Months
Saturdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Starts on 17th Sept, 2023 (Sunday)
Pay in Full:
Pay in 4 installments:
16th September, 2023
Al Balagh Scholarship
AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.
History of LGBT
LGBT and liberalism
LGBT and Feminism
LGBT and Islamic Rulings
How to Understand and Respond to LGBT Narratives
Empowering Families: Responding to Sex Education and LGBT Topics in Schools and Society
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE): Understanding Legal and Regulatory Compliance
RSE and Parents’ Legal Rights in Primary and Secondary Schools
Building Foundational Strength and Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Children: An Islamic Perspective
How to Discuss Sex and Relationships with Your Children
Addressing LGBT Narratives in a Maktab Setting
The Fiqh of Gender Change
The Importance of Nikah (Marriage) and Lineage in Islam
Navigating Gender Confusion: An Islamic Approach
LGBT and Islamic Counselling
Spiritual Approach to LGBT
Enrolling in this course offers numerous benefits. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of LGBT issues from an Islamic perspective, enabling them to engage with these topics in a constructive and respectful manner. The course will also provide guidance on how to respond to questions and concerns related to LGBT issues while remaining true to Islamic teachings.
In recent years, LGBTQ activism and advocacy have led to significant changes in societal attitudes and legal frameworks, increasing visibility and acceptance in many parts of the world. However,
this has also created confusion and challenges for Muslims trying to uphold their faith while navigating this evolving landscape. This course provides a valuable resource for Muslims seeking guidance and clarity on these matters from an Islamic perspective.
By fostering an environment of mutual respect and understanding, the course can contribute to a more inclusive and harmonious society.
- Understand the historical development of LGBT issues and their intersection with liberalism and feminism.
- Gain knowledge about the Islamic rulings on LGBT and comprehend the religious stance towards it.
- Develop strategies to understand and respond to various LGBT narratives while upholding Islamic principles.
- Equip families with knowledge and skills to address sex education and LGBT topics in schools and society while adhering to Islamic values.
- Explore legal and regulatory compliance concerning relationships and sex education in educational settings, along with parents’ legal rights.
- Learn how to build emotional resilience in children from an Islamic perspective to help them navigate challenging topics.
- Develop effective communication strategies to discuss sex and relationships with children within an Islamic framework.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.
How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit our here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.