Tarbiyyah Mentoring Register Interest form
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Saroop Raja
Tarbiyyah Mentoring Lead

About Tarbiyyah Mentoring:

Young adults need positive influences in their lives. People who give good advice. People that act as role-models and show them what they can achieve. People that, through discussions, help them shape their ideas of what to pursue and who they want to become.

The Tarbiyyah Mentoring scheme exists to add one more person to a young person's life, specifically designed to give them the additional direction they need. The mentors are individuals who have travelled the path the students still have ahead of them.

This mentoring scheme is an Islamic mentoring scheme. The ultimate aim is to enable young people to see life as it really is - through the lens of Islam. This is encapsulated in the following ayah:

Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds. {6:162}

Based on this ayah, our scheme has the following objectives:
To help develop Muslim students’ connection with Allah SWT
To provide a safe space to discuss matters that concern them without being judged
To help students understand their problems in light of Islam
To help students explore life as a 21st century Muslim

How does the scheme work?

Suitable mentors are recruited by the Alumni Team. Each mentor has studied at university and is someone we believe to be a role model. They are then matched with up to five student mentees.

We strive to match mentees with mentors who can fulfil their needs (based on the information in their application form). This is not a strictly ‘career’ or ‘academic’ mentoring scheme. Whilst you can receive support in these areas, the programme offers more holistic guidance on navigating challenges with an Islamic perspective. If you only desire career or academic mentoring, we recommend a university mentoring scheme alongside this one.

This scheme follows a unique group mentoring approach. The mentor’s role is to be a facilitator and guide. Their key role is in asking questions, encouraging discussion, and finally giving their input and advice. Group mentoring allows you to learn from each other and make bonds with your peers which persist outside meetings.

The minimum level of engagement between mentor and mentees is a single one-hour session per month. A WhatsApp group will be set up for ongoing engagement.


Alongside the group meetings, there will also be monthly workshops exclusive to mentees. The workshops will be held every month for 2 hours. They are a platform to discuss key issues young Muslims are likely to face in life with a focus on critical thinking. With mentees receiving personal support from their mentors, the workshops aim to set a structure to that learning. These are exclusively for Tarbiyyah mentees.

Topics include:
What is my role as a Muslim in 21st century Britain?
How can I protect my relationship with Allah whilst pursuing high-profile roles in professional and community life?
How can I be a more confident Muslim in the workplace?
What does ‘striving for change in society’ mean in an Islamic context?

Make an application:

Mentee applications open on the 21st September 2020 for the 2020/21 intake. Fill out this form and we'll notify you when applications open!

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