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MUIS ACADEMY

 

Muis Academy* is established to develop the religious leadership of the future for the Singapore Muslim Community.

The Academy develops and conduct courses and trainings to build capacity in shaping the progressive religious life of the community.  It is a key platform that supports the vision of establishing a Muslim community of excellence for Singapore.

Formed in 2006, it’s niche is to provide training programmes for Muis’ institutions and stakeholders such as the mosques, madrasahs, zakat(Islamic tithe), waqf (endowment), Hajj, and offer courses on Islamic learning and  contemporary issues in the Islamic world for all.   

The academy also serves as the repository of Singaporean Muslim’s collective experience and knowledge in managing religious affairs in a multi-religious and secular setting. It serves as a conduit for Muis to share Singapore's model of religious administration and services, expertise and technology to Muslim communities in the region and beyond.

*Please click for Muis Commentary on the Launch of Muis Academy 


TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Muis Academy offers training programmes for asatizah (imams and clerics) mosque leaders and officers, madrasah teachers, community and youth leaders for the socio-religious sector. The programmes offered are as follows:

 Asatizah (Imams and Clerics)

a)      Executive Development

  • Globalisation and Community Challenges

  • Critical and Creative Approaches to Address Contemporary Issues

  • Changing Role of Asatizah

  • Interfaith Appreciation and Dialogue Skills

b)      Professional Development Programme

  • Case Management for Social Work

  • Religious Counselling and Pastoral Skills

  • Interfaith Training

c)      Intellectual Development Programme

  • Seminars on Islam and the Modern World

  • Roundtable Discussions on Islam and Contemporary Issues

d)      Leadership Development Programme

  • Whole-of-Government Perspectives

  • Public Policy Modules

  • Dialogue with Leaders

 
Madrasah Teachers

  • Workshop on Counselling in School

  • Diploma of Education (with Edith Cowan University)

  • Specialist Diploma in English, Mathematics and Science (with NIE)

  • Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Learning (with NIE)

 
Mosque Leaders and Officers

a)      Leadership, Governance and Administration

  • Resolutions of Mosque Convention 05

  • Singapore Muslim Identity

  • Community, Youth and Family Friendly Mosques

  • Ethics of Corporate Governance

  • Code of Conduct and HR Practices

  • Introduction to Mosque Excellence System

  • Understanding Statutory Matters

b)      Financial Management

  • Basic Accounting and Budgeting

  • Audit

  • Banking Matters

  • Financial Forecasting

c)      Fundraising and Programmes

  • Legal Issues and Licences

  • Methods and Publicity

  • Programme Planning Management

 
Youth Development Officers & Leaders

  • Working with Youth Workshop

  • Youth Leadership Programme


Services Providers and Facilitators

  • Zakat Amils Training

  • Halal Awareness Training for Halal Liaison Officers

  • Haj Pilgrim / Medical Officers Training

  • Facilitation and Teaching Skills for Islamic Education Programmes

 
ISLAMIC LEARNING

Muis Academy offers niche advance level courses on Islam in the Modern World to religious leaders, public officers and corporate leaders in partnership with reputable universities and institutes of higher learning.

The following programmes are available:

  • Islam and the Modern World

  • Contemporary Developments in the Muslim World (with Hartford Seminary)

  • Valuing Diversity Across Communities Workshop (with Centre for Study of Islam and Secularism, Mumbai)

  • Postgraduate course in Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (with UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta)

 
SHARING OF MODELS

Muis Academy shares Singapore’s experience of religious administration and services with Muslim communities abroad.

The recent Singapore International Wakaf Conference, jointly organized with Islamic Development Bank and Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation has offered Muis Academy opportunities to extend technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Zakat & Wakaf administration and management

  • Wakaf development and administration

  • Haj management system

  • Madrasah & Islamic education

Muis Academy has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa to collaborate on capacity building in areas of wakaf and organizational development for the South African region.

Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation has offered Muis Academy to conduct training courses for Wakaf administrators and regulators for the Asia-Pacific region.

Muis Academy has conducted an orientation and learning journey programme to share Singapore’s mosque management, systems and programmes to mosque officials and imams from the State of Terengganu, Malaysia. 


FUTURE PLANS

Building on the MOUs and strategic partnership, both locally and internationally, Muis Academy will offer the following programmes:

  • Specialist Diploma in Teaching with National Institute of Education, Singapore

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies with Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University

  • International Leaders Programme for Muslim Minority Community with Islamic Development Bank

  • Waqf Training for Regulators & Administrator with Kuwait Public Awqaf Foundation

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

To achieve its objectives, Muis Academy works closely with local, regional and international institutions:

Local Partners

  • National Institute of Education (NIE)

  • Civil Service College (CSC)

  • Workforce Development Agency (WDA)

  • Social Service Training Institute (SSTI)

  • SENSE - Mendaki

 International Partners

  • Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

  • Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI-IDB)

  • Hartford Seminary, USA

  • Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS)

  • National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa

  • Kuwait Public Awqaf Foundation

  • Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

 

 Contact Info

Muis Academy
Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis)
Singapore Islamic Hub
273 Braddell Road
Singapore 579702
Tel : 6359 1174 / 5 / 6 / 8
Fax: 6359 1177
Email: info@muis.gov.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update on : 8/12/2009