The Teachers’ Institute
26 years of world class education

The 35th Teachers’ Institute is from
July 7 to 20, 2024.

Apply for the institute, using the link below.

Although we accept applications on a rolling deadline,
best consideration is given to those applications received by April 30th.

Unfortunately, there won't be a 2024 Institute.
Dar al Islam has hired a new Executive Director and is allowing him time to set new program goals and work with the Board of Directors on plans for future programming.
Please keep in touch as we approach 2025.

The Dar al Islam Teachers' Institutes have been held at our famous facilities in Abiquiu, New Mexico since 1994.

Our goal is to enable educators to teach about Islam with greater confidence. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of Islam, and see firsthand how Islam works in the daily lives of the program’s Muslim faculty and staff.

Through discourse, study of texts, and interaction with Muslims, some of the questions we seek to address include:

  • How did Islam become the second largest world faith?
  • What should we know about Islam and Muslims in America today?
  • What are the common links between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism
  • How does Islam view reform, diversity, and change?
  • How can one most effectively teach about Islam in the classroom?

The Program:

During our two-week residential Institute, we cover Islam from a normative perspective. Using primary texts and classical interpretations, university professors and Islamic scholars cover in depth and breadth...

  • Islamic faith & practice
  • History
  • Culture and civilization
  • Contemporary issues and world-view of Islam
  • Existing resources & curriculum for social studies, religion or world history classes

Participants, faculty, and staff benefit from interacting with each other (through our live sessions and online forum) during the program.


We offer the Teachers’ Institute at NO COST to participants!

Application process:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled, but priority is given to those submitted by April 30th.

While the focus of this Institute is on secondary school teachers, we accept and equally consider applications from other professionals.

Each application must include:

  1. A resume
  2. A brief, one page essay describing why you are interested in attending the Dar al Islam Teachers' Institute, and how participating in it will complement and enhance your current professional role and personal goals


For questions and more information, please Contact us: InstituteDirector(at)

If you are among our many alumni but have been out of touch, we invite you to reconnect with us and with your old friends. Tell us about your work since your last contact with us, and let us know how we can assist you in your teaching passions. Email us at InstituteDirector(at)

Why Study Islam?
by Abdul Hakim Murad Winter

Experiences recounted by the Institute participants

Teachers' Institutes Video
Watch this video to see what the Teachers' Institute is about.