Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Talk Toolkits™

There is plenty of research dedicated to identifying the problems in our Muslim community. However, we haven’t seen many direct, easy-to apply solutions born from these well-documented concerns. Yaqeen Institute, in partnership with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), now has a direct solution to these concerns.

The Yaqeen | ISPU Talk Toolkits™ are specifically developed as a tool to empower and equip Imams, youth directors, MSA leaders, and Islamic schools to address topics relevant to the concerns of American Muslims today.

Each Talk Toolkit™ contains a primer to the khutbah topic, the khutbah script itself, and a recording of the khutbah delivered by a local Imam or youth director.


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...