Bilal Philips is with us again for another productive episode! In this session, we bring you a mini-workshop on how you can Islamize virtually any lesson plan or topic using 5 principles.

In the last episode, session 006, Shaykh Bilal Philips outlined for us what some of our goals and objectives for education and schooling should be as Muslims. We talked about the need and importance of integrating Islam and morality into the curriculum, and how we can easily Islamize lessons to make it relevant to the learner.

Integrating Islam in your lessons doesn’t have to be difficult, the issue is that we haven’t been trained, as teachers, to approach the curriculum from an Islamic lens. That’s what needs to change! So, because I am committed to helping you transform your teaching pedagogy to a more Islamic-centric one, I’ve prepared this mini-workshop to simplify the pathway to islamizing any lesson, subject, or topic you teach.

In this episode, Dr. Bilal Philips outlines 5 strategies that can effectively transform any curriculum based lesson into an Islamic one. He’s conducted workshops on the topic to a multitude of Islamic Schools all around the world, and also has a free diploma course that delves into each principle in more depth. Today, we’re bringing the workshop straight to your device!

Incase you can’t write down everything, we’ve outlined all 5 principles with details and examples for your convenience. Download your professional development freebie below:


Freebie: 5 Strategies you can use to Islamize ANY topic with tips and examples

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Islamizing the lesson plan if the starting point to an Islamized classroom
  • What the 5 principles of Islamization of education are and how to use them
  • What is Dr. Bilal Philips and his team of educators are currently working on
  • How the Chinese proverb “A picture is worth a 1000 words” is relevant to nurturing an Islamic atmosphere
  • How we can find a Quranic ayah to relate to any topic or discussion in the class
  • How integrating ahaadeeth builds the love for Prophet Muhammad salallahu ‘alayhi wa salam.
  • How integrating Islamic history and Muslim contributions is good for the confidence, self-esteem, and aspiration of the student.
  • What one study found about the deliberate dehistorization and devaluation of Muslims and Islam in Ontario social studies textbooks.
  • The transformative potential that implementing some or all of these principles have on the character development of the Muslim child
  • Why incorporating moral lessons into the lesson is more effective than teaching it as a stand alone topic

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Islamic Online University

Islamization of Education

The Reduction of Islam and Muslims in Ontario’s Social Studies Textbooks

1001 Muslim inventions


Jazakallahu Khair for Listening!

To share your thoughts:

– In the comments, tell us what you think about

– Share this show on  Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

To help make the show better:

– Leave an honest review on iTunes, and in the comments below. Your ratings and reviews really help us improve the show.

– Subscribe on iTunes

12 comments on #007: How to Integrate Islam into Any Lesson with Dr. Bilal Philips

  1. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I believe that you ought to publish more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject
    but generally people don’t discuss these topics. To the next!
    All the best!!

  2. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to
    new updates.

  3. An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should
    write more on this issue, it might not be a taboo matter
    but generally folks don’t talk about these topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  4. Pretty component of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to
    say that I get in fact loved account your weblog posts. Any way
    I will be subscribing in your feeds and even I fulfillment you get right of entry
    to consistently rapidly.

  5. Thank you for some other excellent post. The place else may anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal way of
    writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such information.

  6. I really like looking through a post that will make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  7. It’s difficult to find experienced people on this topic,
    but you sound like you know what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

  8. Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your
    next post thank you once again.

  9. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious
    familiarity regarding unpredicted feelings.

  10. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your
    site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images.

    Maybe you could space it out better?

  11. Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your site by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have saved it for later!

  12. I think this is among the most important information for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style
    is wonderful, the articles is really nice : D. Good job,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Email Me New Episodes