1.What is a Da’wah Worker?
A Da’wah Worker is a person who has undergone training for the necessary knowledge and skills to share Islam responsibly.
2.What are some qualities of a Da’wah Worker?
• Passion to promote the true message of Islam.
• Desire to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills.
3.Are there any pre-requisites for the training programme?
Participants need to be Muslims and at least 18 years old to join our programme. For the year 2017, we will accept students who are born from the year 1999 or earlier.
4. How can I sign up for the training programme?
Those interested can register at this link: bit.ly/DATP-registration and fill in the application form.
Upon registration, MCAS will review participants’ details and inform them if they are shortlisted into the programme.
Participants will be contacted if more details are required.Once shortlisted, the individual will need to make a payment of $120 to MCAS’ English Islamic Bookshop before the commencement of the first module. Successful confirmation will only take place upon payment.
5. Do I need to have certain formal religious education background to join the programme?
No, we do not require participants to have formal religious education background to join our programme. All Muslims age 18 and above can join the programme
6. Must I attend all modules to complete the training programme?
To successfully complete, participants will need to attend at least 70% of the programme
7. What do I achieve from the training programme?
At the end of the training programme, participants will be able to:
– Answer FAQs on Islam effectively
– Clarify misconceptions on Islam
– Apply different Da’wah approaches and techniques in daily life
– Spread the beauty of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike
8. How long is the duration of the training programme?
Most sessions are full-day and occur every month. Participants will be able to complete all 10 modules by the end of 2017.
9. Who are the DATP trainers?
DATP modules will be conducted by experienced trainers ranging from Islamic scholars, both local and overseas, as well as communication experts who will conduct training on soft skills required for Da’wah.
10. Is the training programme accredited by any religious organisation?
The training programme is officially organised by Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore under the Da’wah division. However, we do not provide any professional accreditation, nor is this programme affiliated with other religious institutes of higher learning. Although there is no official accreditation, participants will still gain Islamic knowledge and valuable hands-on experience required to perform Da’wah. Participants will also receive certificates of participation after completing the programme.
11. How are the lessons conducted?
There are two types of modules: theoretical and practical.
Theoretical modules will have Islamic scholars or experts in certain fields to conduct the training. After each training session, there will be an activity or breakout discussion to be completed in class.
Practical modules will require participants to receive experiential and hands-on learning. For example, participants will assist mosque staff in sharing about Islam to visitors, primarily tourists.
12. What are the guidelines for DATP participants?
- Participants will need to attend 75% of the session to be considered present.
- Participants should take the initiative to register their attendance every time they attend sessions even if they arrive late
- No refund is given after payment is made
- Fees are to be settled before or on the day of the first session at MCAS’ English Islamic Bookshop
- No replacement session will be organized if participants are to miss any of it
- MCAS reserves the right to cancel or change any class, workshop, course or seminar without prior notice
- MCAS reserves the right to alter the time-table or any programme
- Kindly provide staff 3 working days to attend to enquiries on programme
- Participants should observe basic Islamic code of conduct and attire during lessons. We highly recommend that participants’ dress codes would be smart casual