Basic Summer Course
April and May are the months of the Philippine summer; this is the time when schools go for the long summer break. In Silsilah the months of April and May are the months when the Silsilah Summer Course is normally run. This has been so since 1987 and up to the present. Holding the course during the months of April and May is convenient for many of the participants of the course and the lecturers are people who are connected with academic institutions.
The Basic Summer Course is a month-long course that focused on Islam and Christianity. The course included three week-ends of exposure experience during which Christian participants stayed with a Muslim family and Muslim participants stayed with a Christian family. This component of the Summer Course was always appreciated as an opportunity for the cognitive inputs of the course topics were given a human face.