Muslim Leadership

Program Schedule


Application Deadline

26 April 2024

What is MLP

The Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) is a mentoring program that serves as a launchpad for future Muslim leaders or changemakers. Its purpose is to inspire and nurture young Muslim leaders and provide them with the skills and resources they need to pursue their passions that could one day reshape the communities or environment around them.

The program is grounded in the Islamic framework and seeks to foster positive change within the community. Mentees will be matched with a community leader for the duration of the program who will serve as their mentor and guide. Mentees will also have an opportunity to meet and network with other community leaders and their peers.

In addition, the program offers workshops that are facilitated by experts in the field – focused on areas that are crucial to community engagement and leadership. This includes workshops on prophetic leadership, the art of media engagement, government advocacy, social media training, and mental health.



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

What makes MLP unique?

Mentorship Element

Participants will be paired with a suitable, experienced mentor to help foster growth and development on a larger scale. Participants are required to meet with their mentors at least three times during the program

Project Element

Participants are required to put theory into practice through a suitable project of their own choice. The project element gives them the support and guidance to practically work towards a set goal. As part of this program, participants will plan and execute a project. ISRA will support the project with mentoring and the resources needed to run the project. Projects are very personal and vary according to the interests of the mentees. With the inclusion of a project, this program encapsulates theory and practice.

Fostering Connections Element

The program serves as a platform for participants to share their stories and experiences and as a pipeline for young Muslims to enter a range of leadership roles. It will also provide networking opportunities for young Muslims and their mentors, as well as community leaders, industry, and not-for-profit professionals.

Free of

This program is run and funded by ISRA volunteers, mentors and presenters.

2024 MLP Program

Mentee applications are now open for the Muslim Leadership Program (MLP) 2024. 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
• Project Planning
• Government relations
• Communication skills
The program also provides:
• Certificate of completion & letter of recommendation

• Invaluable experience

If you are interested in expanding your skills in leadership, advocacy, and change-making, and are driven to support the needs of your local community in an area you feel most passionate about – 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.

Apply below for 2025 intake

The applications for the 2024 MLP program have now closed. However, you’re welcome to submit your application for the 2025 program. We appreciate your interest and look forward to receiving your application for next year’s intake!

2022 MLP Program Sydney

Elegibility Criteria 

  • I am between the ages of 18-30
  • I am willing to travel to ISRA Centre in Auburn for workshops
  • I will engage in onsite training
  • I will meet with my allocated mentor at least 4 times