A Young Muslim’s Guide to Careers

Program Description:

At Islamic Literacy, we are going to conduct a series of interviews with professionals in various careers. These are individuals who are both devoted to Islam and successful in their careers. Our purpose is: 

  • to expose young Muslims to careers off the beaten path (i.e., outside of healthcare, engineering, and IT) to expand their career horizons.
  • to alert them to the moral challenges in various career paths and possible solutions.
  • to give them advice on ways to make the best use of their time at university and during summer vacation.
  • to connect attendees to mentors in strong professional positions.
  • to help young women weigh their options of pursuing a career alongside family life or taking on the important job of raising children and making a home full time.

Program Structure:

  • Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
  • Those who enroll will be able to attend and pose their own questions to the guests.
  • Interviews will be posted to the Islamic-Literacy Youtube channel as a public resource.
  • The target age range is 16 to 22, though others who are thinking about career may join.

Dates and Timings:

  • We will hold these interviews between February and June 2023
  • Interviews will mainly be conducted on Tuesdays and Sundays at 9pm EST/8pm CST (Exact schedule is being finalized with guests).

Attendance Policy:

  • There is no strict attendance policy for this program. Please sign up if you are at all interested in attending at least some of the sessions.

Course Fee: 

  • free

Deadline to Register:

  • Jan. 22, 2023


Click the link above to watch past interviews.