Muslim Leadership

Program Schedule


Application Deadline

April 2024

What is MLP

The Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) is a mentoring program to support young Muslim men and women in their leadership to bring about positive change and enhance integration with the wider Australian society while being grounded in the Islamic framework. Mentees will learn about the Prophetic Leadership model, the art of media engagement and communication and the skills to build resilience and experience in the corporate world. It aims to provide networking opportunities for young Muslims, and their mentors, with community leaders, industry, and not-for-profit professionals.

The Program serves as a platform for participants to share their stories and experiences, and as a pipeline for young Muslims to enter the media industry, or similar advocacy roles. Importantly, the project provides a multi-generational sisterhood and brotherhood that empowers Muslims to combat Islamophobia and build upon the achievements of one another.



In 2020, the first MLP was rolled out for aspiring young women and proved fruitful with 11 strong graduates. In 2021, it was expanded to include 19 young men and women from different backgrounds and communities. It has given birth to many projects in the last three years, including news articles, podcasts, media iftar, humanitarian projects, and more. In its fourth year, we believe MLP will continue fostering Muslim youth to create change in the community to combat the stereotypes and misinterpretations of Muslims in Australian society.

Benefits to Mentees

Benefits to Mentors

2024 MLP Program


Mentee applications are now open for the Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) 2023. We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded Muslim men & women aged 18 to 30 based in Sydney.

This program comprises of one-on-one mentoring and workshops in:
• Prophetic leadership
• Media engagement
• Social media
• Government relations
• Mental health
The program also provides:
• Certificate of completion & letter of recommendation

• Invaluable experience

If you are interested in expanding your skills in advocacy and changemaking, then this program is for you. The program will run from June – October 2024.

Program Timeline

*All dates are subject to change, pending the availability of speakers and room bookings.

2023 applications are now closed. Apply below for 2024 intake.

2022 MLP Program Sydney

Click Here to read the commitment guide.