Lectures/Courses

As an engaging teacher, Dr. Younus has taught courses about Islam at the local colleges, universities, churches and non-profit groups. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty for Religion and History at the Community Colleges of Baltimore. He has presented to local, national and international audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000 in numbers. On this page, some of those presentations have been cataloged.

To request a speaking engagement or a course/lecture in the Mid-Atlantic area, send an email to: Faheem.Younus@Gmail.com

For a list of all courses offered by Dr. Younus, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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2014 Courses and speaking engagements

November 13th at 2 pm. Islam, women and rights. University of Baltimore

October 25th at 5 pm. Every Man Theatre, Panel discussion on Drone Warfare

October 22nd at 7 pm. Mt. Vernon Club. Where Muslims Went Wrong…

September 4th at 2:30 pm. Moral response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. University of Baltimore

September 19th at 7 pm. Building intrafaith bridges. City Hall, Baltimore

August 6th at 11 am. How to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. College of Notre Dam

100. April 8th at 11 am. Should we attack Assad? University of Baltimore.

March 27th at 5 pm. Hijab, Jihad, and the Muslim faith. University of Maryland.

March 24th at noon. Understanding Islam and American Muslims. University of Maryland

February 4th 2014 at 8 pm. North Oaks Community, Baltimore MD

January 31st from 10:30 am to noon. Milton Inn

January 7th 2014 – Islam : Fact and Fiction at the Charleston Community

2013 Courses and Speaking Engagement:

November 3rd. Building bridges of faith. 9:30 am

October 31st 2013. Panel discussion on challenges of diversity. Baltimore City College. 10 am

October 28th 2013. Islam in the news. CCBC Owings Mills. 9 am.

October 13th 2013. How Islam reveres women. Pikesville. 10:30 am

90. September 11th 2013. Dissecting the Syrian conflict, Moot auditorium, University of Baltimore 12:30 – 1:50 pm

September 11th 2013. Islam: What’s in it for a women? CCBC Essex. MTMP Building, Room 103. 12 Noon.

September 4th 2013. Islam in the news. The Syrian Conflict. CCBC Essex. MTMP Building, Room 103. 12 Noon.

August 28th 2013. Islam in the news. CCBC Essex. MTMP Building, Room 103. 12 Noon.

August 21st 2013. Islam in the news. CCBC Essex. MTMP Building, Room 103. 12 Noon.

May 13th 2013. Book Club in Reisterstown , MD

April 22nd 2013. Introduction to Islam through the life of Prophet Muhammad (sa). Edenforum in Towson

April 8th 2013. Where Muhammad  (sa) went right and where Muslims went wrong. University of Baltimore. 12:30pm – 1:45pm

March 12th 2013. University of Maryland at Shady Grove. Where Muhammad  (sa) went right and where Muslims went wrong. 7:30-9pm

March 7th 2013. Where Muhammad  (sa) went right and where Muslims went wrong. University of Maryland Baltimore County. 6-8 pm

80. March 6th 2013. What is Islam/Ahmadiyya? Journalism class at the University of Maryland. 10-noon.

March 5th 2013. Where Muhammad  (sa) went right and where Muslims went wrong. University of Maryland. 6-8pm

February 6th 2013. Separation of church and state II: Fact or fiction. CCBC Owings Mills campus. 9:00 am to 12:00pm

January 30th 2013. How Porphet Muhammad governed?  CCBC Owings Mills campus. 9:00 am to 12:00pm

January 21st 2013. Introducing Islam through the life of Prophet Muhammad (sa). Oakcrest home. 10-11 am

January 14th 2013. Part II – Shariah Law. An interactive course at CCBC Hunt Valley campus. 9:30 am to 12:30pm

January 7th 2013. Part I – Shariah Law. An interactive course at CCBC Hunt Valley campus. 9:30 am to 12:30pm

2012 Courses and Speaking Engagements:

December 6th – Islam. Fact and fiction. Montgomery college (11-1pm)

December 3rd – Islam: Religion of life, not death. University of Baltimore (12:30 – 2pm)

October 15th – Understanding Jihad. Harford Community College (4-6pm)

70. October 11th – What Islam says about love? Notre Dame University 911-12:15pm)

October 8th – Introduction to Islam. Harford Community College (4-6 pm)

October 4th – Establishing Interfaith Peace. Notre Dam University of Baltimore (11 – 12:15pm)

September 27th – Jihad: fact or fiction?  Notre Dam University of Baltimore (11 – 12:15pm)

September 20th – Islam: What’s in it for women? Notre Dam University of Baltimore (11 – 12:15pm)

September 12th – Roots of Islamophobia. Johns Hopkins University (7-9pm)

September 13th – Life as a Muslim. Notre Dam University of Baltimore (11 – 12:15pm)

September 6th – Islam 101. The basics. Notre Dam University of Baltimore (11 – 12:15pm)

April 25th 2012 – Islam 101 Presentation at the University of Baltimore. (2-4:30pm)

April 9th 2012 – Establishing interfaith peace (6-8 pm). Harford Community College, MD

60. March 26th 2012 – Harford Community College (6-8pm). Topic: Islam and Economic Peace (completed)

March 21st 2012 – Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Fallston (6:30 to 7:30 pm). Topic: Shariah Law (completed)

March 20th 2012 – Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church (7 to 8:30 pm). Topic: Interfaith Peace (completed)

March 14th 2012 – Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Fallston (6:30 to 7:30 pm). Topic: Women rights in Islam (completed)

March 13th 2012 – Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church (7 to 8:30 pm). Topic:The fact and Fallacy of Women Rights in Islam (completed)

March 12th 2012 – Harford Community College (6-8pm). Topic:Women Rights and Shariah Law (completed)

March 6th 2012 – Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church (7 to 8:30 pm). Topic: Jihad Fact and Fiction (completed)

March 5th 2012 – Harford Community College (6-8pm). Topic: Life of Prophet Muhammad (sa) (completed)

February 29th 2012 – Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church (7 to 8:30 pm) – Topic: Life of Prophet Muhammad (sa) (completed)

February 28th 2012 – Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Fallston (6:30 to 7:30 pm). Topic: Islam 101. (completed)

50. January 31st 2012 – CCBC Hunt Valley Campus (10-1pm). Topic: Plural marriages, killing the “infidels”, shariah law. (completed)

January 24th 2012 – CCBC Hunt Valley Campus (10-1pm) Islam: The Basics of the Faith (completed)

January 19th 2012 – CCBC Essex Campus (9-12 noon) Islam: The Basics of the Faith (cancelled)

January 31st 2012 – CCBC Hunt Valley Campus ((;30 am -12:30pm) Jihad and Women Rights in Islam (completed)

2011 Courses and Speaking Engagements:

November 16th – Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church (6:00 – 7:40 pm). Topic: Abraham in Islam (concluded)

November 10th – Harford Community College. Topic: Islam and Women Rights (concluded)

November 9th – University of Baltimore (2:00 – 3:20pm). Topic: An interfaith panel discussion (concluded)

November 1st – College of Notre Dame. Topic: Shariah Laws: Fact and Fiction (concluded)

October 27th – Harford Community College. Topic: Islam and Social Peace (concluded)

October 25th – Canton Baptist Church (10 am- 11 am). Topic: Islam through the Prophet’s Life (concluded)

40. October 18th – College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. Attaining personal peace: The way forward (11-12:15 pm) (concluded)

October 11th – College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. Topic: Answering top ten questions about Islam and Women rights (11-12:15 pm) (concluded)

October 5th – Upper Chesapeake Health. Topic: Concepts of health, illness, death and bereavement in Islam (concluded)

October 4th- College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. Topic: Shariah Law: Fact and Fiction (11-12:15) (concluded)

September 29th – Public Safety Training Institute at Harford Community College. Understanding the Muslim faith, culture, and the difference between the two.  (Edgewood Hall, 132. From 8:30 am – 3:00 pm) (cancelled)

September 27th – College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. Topic: Jihad and its true meaning (11-12:15pm) (concluded)

September 22nd – University of Baltimore at the Moot Court Room. topic: Muslims for Life speak out at the decennial of 9/11 (5:30-7:30 pm) (concluded)

September 20th – College of Notre Dame, Baltimore Topic: A day in the life of a practicing Muslim (11-12:15pm) (concluded)

September 13th – College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. Topic: Basic Tenets of Islam (11-12:15pm) (concluded)

July 20th – Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD. Topic: How Islam can help us attain Social Peace and Personal Peace (concluded)

30. July 19th – Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD. Topic: How Islam can help us attain inter religious peace and Economic Peace (concluded)

July 19th – Community College of Baltimore College at Owings Mills, MD. Understanding Islam’s commitment to life, liberty and justice (concluded)

July 13th – Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD. Topic: Demystifying Jihad and Women Rights in Islam (concluded)

July 12th -Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD. Topic:Muslims For Peace (concluded)

July 12th – Community College of Baltimore County at Owings Mills, MD. Topic: Islam: Fact and Fiction (concluded)

July 5th – University of Baltimore. Topic: Quran and US constitution (concluded)

June 30th – University of Baltimore. Topic: Islam and Ethics (concluded)

June 3rd – Broadmead Church in Cockeysville, MD: Topic: Challenges faced by Muslimericans (concluded)

May 17th – Mercy Ridge Community, Baltimore. Topic: Sharia Law – Fact and fiction (concluded)

May 10th – Mercy Ridge Community, Baltimore. Topic: Islam – what’s in it for women (concluded)

May 7th – Community Breakfast with Deer Creek Friends in Darlington. Topic: Islam after Bin Laden’s Death (concluded)

May 3rd – Mercy Ridge Community, Baltimore. Topic: Basic Practices of Islam (concluded)

April 26th – University of Baltimore, Philosophy Department. Topic: Islam and Absolute Justice (concluded)

April 14th – Oak Crest Community in Baltimore. Topic: Does Islam call for killing the infidels? (concluded)

April 7th – Oak Crest Community in Baltimore. Topic: Islam – what’s in it for women? (concluded)

April 5th – University of Maryland Interfaith Club. Topic: Islam – Religion of life, not death (concluded)

April 4th – University of Baltimore, Philosophy Department. Topic: Islam and US Constitution (concluded)

March 31st – Oak Crest Community in Baltimore. Topic: Basic practices of Islam (concluded)

March 28th – University of Baltimore, Sociology Department. Topic: Assimilation of Muslimericans (concluded)

March 23rd – Messiah Church in Baltimore. Topic: Introduction of Islam (concluded)

2010 Courses and Speaking Engagements:

Sep 20th and 27th 2010          Islam: Fact and Fiction. A non credit course offered at Harford Community College (concluded)

June 9th and 16th 2010          Islam: Fact and Fiction. A non credit course offered at Harford Community College (concluded)

 

 

 

Watch the following video where Dr. Younus is teaching a class.

June 2011                                Speech at the 63rd Annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA titled: Guarding  against harmful trends

June 2010                               Speech at the 62nd Annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA titled: Ba’it – The guardian of our identity in the west

October  2009                        New approaches to community among the three Abrahamic faiths  ˆ Tent of Abraham. http://tentofabraham-baltimore.org/flyer_oct2009.pdf

June 2009                              Speech at Annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Domestic Harmony

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June 2008                               Speech at Annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Establishing a bond with Khilafat

June 2008                               University of Baltimore. Muslim Assimilation in America (concluded)

June 2006                               Speech at Annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Al-Akhareen

June 2005                               Speech at Annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Brotherhood and obedience

Islam: Fact and Fiction

By: Faheem Younus, MD, FIDSA (www.Muslimerican.com)

Adjunct Faculty for Religion and History, Community Colleges of Baltimore
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland

These interactive courses are designed for students who want to expand their understanding of a faith practiced by over one and a half billion people and spanned over 190 countries around the world. It’s one thing to listen to a sound byte on evening TV and quite another to have the ability to ask tough questions from someone who not only practices but teaches Islam to thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims. Some salient features of this course are:

1.       Highly interactive sessions with NO sensitivities. Dr. Younus invites ALL questions.

2.       Each session is three hour long with a 15 minute break in between.

First Session – Basics
At the end of this three hour session, the students will know the basic tenets of Islam and understand the daily rituals in a Muslim’s life. Moreover, they will also have a broad understanding of core concepts relevant to our lives.

a. What is Islam – Basic beliefs

b. Day in the life of a Muslim – Practices

c. Top Ten of Islam – Concepts

Second Session – More basics
At the end of this three hour session, the students would have completed a thorough overview of more than 90% of core beliefs shared by Muslims worldwide. An overview of major sects in Islam will be presented.

a.        Belief in angels, books, prophets, and one God

b.       Free will, destiny, life after death

c.        Types of Muslims

Third Session – Hot Button Issues
At the end of this session, the attendees will have a clear understanding of these hot button issues, sometimes misrepresented by media and pundits. The presenter will support his explanations from Quran and the life of Muhammad. A true fact vs. fiction session.

a. Jihad. What does it truly mean?

b. Women Rights in Islam (presented by a Muslim woman)

c. Shariah Laws (Stoning laws, Blasphemy laws, caliphate etc )

Fourth Session – More hot button issues
At the end of this session, the attendees will have a clear understanding of more hot button issues,  misrepresented by media and pundits. The presenter will support his explanations from Quran and the life of Muhammad.

a.        Free speech

b.       Freedom of religion

c.        Separation of mosque and state

Fifth Session – Comparative religions
We will discuss the views of Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam around these core American values. We hold these truths to be self evident that…

a.        All men are created equal

b.       Inalienable Rights – Life and Liberty

c.        Pursuit of happiness

Sixth Session – More comparative religions
We will discuss the views of Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam around these oft discussed issues pertaining to our social and inner peace. At the end of these two sessions a student would have a better understanding of where different faiths stand when it comes to:

a.        Universality/inclusivity

b.       Women Rights

c.        Salvation and Life after death

Seventh Session – Philosophy of Islam
What kind of God would allow for a three year old innocent child to die of Leukemia? Why is religion needed to be moral? Why am I here on this Earth? Let Islam respond to some of these tough questions.

a.        How does Islam explain suffering?

b.       How to attain spiritual excellence

c.        Purpose of Man’s Life

Eighth Session – Islam and Science
When Americans suggest they cannot reconcile faith vs. science, which faith are they really talking about? Students will have an opportunity to cross examine Islam against contemporary scientific topics such as evolution, life on other planets, the past and future of our universe.

a.        Islam’s emphasis on knowledge and curiosity

b.       Scientific prophecies in the Quran

c.        Application of Quranic principles in a modern world

Ninth Session – Deeper analysis
What is the proof of existence of God? Is Quran the literal word of God? How did Muhammad LIVE Quran? The students will get an in-depth assessment of these concepts.

a.        God

b.       Quran

c.        Life of Muhammad (sa)

Tenth Session – Attaining Inner Peace
What good is a faith if it does not lead to inner peace? Examine how Islam emphasizes the values of forgiveness, love, empathy, charity to help individuals attain inner peace and how inner peace ultimately leads to social peace.

a.      Love of the creator

b.      Love of His creation

c.       A way forward to global peace