Becoming a Man: The Young Muslim’s Guide to Growing Up
This course will help give young men who are coming of age clarity and confidence in their religion and life.
About This Course
Are you a young boy? Do you have young boys in your family? This course seeks to empower young Muslim youth with the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the religion of Islam. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin gives young Muslims the tools to be exemplary and confident people of faith in modern times.
Coming of age can be awkward, challenging, and confusing for both parents and their children. Although many of the changes are biological, they have religious implications as well.
This course seeks to provide a framework for young men to learn about the qualities of a true man of faith. By contextualizing the wisdom and example of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and his companions to deal with contemporary issues, young men will gain insights into the practice, spirituality, and virtue of the believer.
What You'll Learn
• Coming of age and how it affects your life
• Being like the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him
• Obligatory knowledge and the importance of seeking it
• The physical changes, moral responsibilities, and masculine qualities
• Private parts of the body and fiqh
• Qualities of good friends and brotherhood
• Drugs, alcohol, and dealing with peer pressure
• Friendships with girls, pictures, and lowering the gaze
• How to treat girls, parents, and elders
• The masculine virtues of manliness, strength, chivalry, forbearance, service, and mercy
• The great historic role models
• The path of knowledge, devotion, and da’wah
Course ID: LRBMG15Registration Opens:
June 5, 2017 Course Starts On: July 03, 2017Location: OnlineLength: 12 weeksEffort: 2-3 hours per week Price: FREEDepartment:Living ReligionLevel: G Language(s): English Course Format:
Meet Your Instructor
Ustadh Amjad Tarsin
Ustadh Amjad Tarsin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent his early childhood there. He has also lived in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, growing up within diverse cultures. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts at the University of Michigan in English Literature and Islamic Studies. It was during his university years that Amjad developed a deeper connection to his faith, studying the Islamic sciences with teachers locally and internationally, and became actively involved in community service and youth engagement.
After spending a transformative year studying Islam abroad at Dar al-Mustafa, Yemen, Ustadh Amjad returned to America to start his studies at University of Michigan Law School. Yearning to fulfill his calling to community building, spiritual development, and service, Ustadh Amjad changed career paths and enrolled in Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Chaplaincy program. While completing his degree, Ustadh Amjad worked as a part-time Muslim chaplain at Fairfield University, Connecticut. In 2012 he was selected as University of Toronto’s first full-time Muslim Chaplain. Ustadh Amjad continues to study and teach on a regular basis at SeekersHub Toronto. He currently resides with his wife and son in Toronto, Canada.