Federation Holds Khateeb & Chaplain Training Workshop
(Sunrise, FL, 04/06/2019) – The South Florida Muslim Federation held a workshop on Saturday, April 6th at the Islamic Center of Broward (ICB) training individuals in the Muslim community on the ins and outs of how to deliver a Friday sermon (khutbah), as well as how to serve as a voluntary chaplain in several institutions with need for Muslim chaplains.
Brother Shakeel Hye led the Khateeb training with a thorough presentation going over not only the religious requirements to fulfill a Friday khutbah, but also very practical presentation and public speaking guidelines with specific focus on the Friday Jumu’ah as a venue.
In addition, Brother Wilfredo Ruiz led an introductory chaplain training, drawing on his experiences as a Navy Chaplain Officer and his education at the Hartford Seminary. Participants walked away with a clearer picture of chaplaincy and a path to serving as volunteer chaplains at many institutions.
Participants had this to say: “SubhanAllah, [it was] very concise and straight to the point, very clear and the points made were very informative, especially for a topic that is quite intricate.” Another participant who was “already a khatib” mentioned that he “did learn a few new things, [but] also learned about the needs of Muslim chaplains.”
The South Florida Muslim Federation will hold more trainings of this kind to help address the need for Muslim speakers, chaplains, and spiritual advisors in all manner of institutions including prisons, jails, hospitals, police departments, colleges and universities.
*The South Florida Muslim Federation is an umbrella of 30+ Muslim Organizations based in South Florida. (see www.soflomuslims.com/about). Below is the full list of organizations:
Masjid Baitul Mukarram
Broward County Council of MSAs – Middle & High
Council of Islamic Schools of South Florida
Darul Uloom Institute
Friends of Humanity
Helping Hands Relief
Islamic Center of Broward
Islamic Center of Boca Raton
Islamic Center of Weston
Islamic Circle of North America Relief
Islamic Center of South Florida
Islamic Foundation of South Florida
Islamic Jafferia Association
Islamic School of Miami
Muslim Communities Association
Masjid Jamaat Al’Mu-mineen
MAS of South Florida
Muslim Women’s Organization of South Florida
Nur Ul Islam
South Florida Young Muslims Professionals
Youth Coalition of South Florida