Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Talk Toolkits™

Yaqeen Talk Toolkits™ are fully prepared lectures, developed as a tool to empower and equip Imams, youth directors, and MSA leaders to address topics relevant to the concerns of American Muslims today.



The Gravity of One Murder

Why should I give a lecture on the murder of George Floyd? A man, 46 years old, lying on the floor. An officer, wearing the uniform of the state, pressing a knee into his throat. “I can’t breathe,” the man says. “Mama,”...


Cultural Knowledge

Why should I give a lecture on the benefits of cultural knowledge? Cultural knowledge brings a lot of benefit to the global Muslim community. But often, some groups that dominate Muslim spaces impose their own...


Appeasement or Devotion to Faith?

Why should I give a khutbah on devotion to faith? The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding recently released an analysis of various faith groups, surveying their private and public religious practices. The...

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Social Services

Why should I give a khutbah on social services? The American Muslim community today is facing unique experiences compared to other faith communities in the United States. According to the 2017 American Muslim Poll, we...


Islamophobia & the Story of Tyranny

Why should I give a khutbah on Islamophobia? A phobia is an irrational fear; Islamophobia, then, is the irrational fear of Islam. Basically, it is when people unreasonably view Islam or Muslims as a threat to their...


Racism in Our Ranks

Why should I give a khutbah on Racism? Does racism really exist in Muslim communities? According to an ISPU poll, the answer is yes. Black Muslims are just as likely to experience racism from their own faith community...


The Urgency of Civic Engagement

Why should I give a khutbah on civic engagement? On the morning after the 2016 presidential elections, many Muslims felt dread and disbelief at the results. After running on a campaign riddled with anti-Muslim...


Women’s Inclusivity

Why should I give a khutbah on making the masjid more inclusive to women? Research shows that women’s issues are among the most pressing when it comes to American Muslims and their mosque communities. The masjid, which...