Welcome Initiative
Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Welcome Initiative

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, "A Muslim has six rights over another Muslim regarding good conduct: to greet him with peace when he meets him, to respond to his invitation, to respond to his sneeze, to visit him when he is sick, to follow his funeral prayer when he dies, and to love for him what he loves for himself. — Tirmidhi

For many Muslims, the Friday prayer is one of the most significant spiritual interactions of the week. We want to enhance the Friday experience of congregants by creating a more welcoming environment that encourages spiritual fellowship.

ISGH has partnered with TAIBA to build more community and connection during the blessed time of Jum'uah. TAIBA will train ISGH staff, elected officials and volunteers on the science and best practices of building that special bond with community members.

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Taiba Talks 6: Connecting through Conflict Resolution with Zuhaira Razzak
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Taiba Talks 6: Connecting through Conflict Resolution with Zuhaira Razzak

Join us on Thursday November 7th at 6:30pm for a wonderful discussion with Zuhaira Razzak. Sister Zuhaira with be giving us great insight on how we can all make better connections with others through conflict resolution.

Free babysitting and dinner will be provided but you must register in advance.

If you have not registered for TAIBA Talks yet, register here.

This is a women’s only event

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Taiba Talks 5: Connecting through Community Participation with Jane Aslam
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Taiba Talks 5: Connecting through Community Participation with Jane Aslam

Join us on Thursday October 17 at 6:30pm for a wonderful discussion with Jane Aslam. Sister Jane with be giving us great insight on how we can all make connections through participation in our community.

Free babysitting and dinner will be provided but you must register in advance.

If you have not registered for TAIBA Talks yet, register here.

This is a women’s only event

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Second Taiba Anniversary featuring Suzanne Itani
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Second Taiba Anniversary featuring Suzanne Itani

It’s TAIBA’s Second Anniversary and we will be having founder Suzanne Itani share her story at this event.

Growing up in Mississippi amidst the turmoil of the civil rights movement, Suzanne developed a passion to help the vulnerable. Daughter of a grassroots activist who instilled the principles of being both open-hearted and open-handed, she found her true home in the Islamic faith. As a “Revert” to Islam, Suzanne has taken her advocacy a step further by creating Taiba, a nonprofit which aims to connect and provide services to an under-served group in our community: Muslim women.

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Taiba Talks 3: Connection to Self Part 2 with Asma Mirza
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Taiba Talks 3: Connection to Self Part 2 with Asma Mirza

Asma Mirza is one of the youngest female tech entrepreneurs in the United States. Asma has been named among the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs in Texas, and her company has been named in Top 5 Startups Globally by Google. Asma founded and was the former CEO of the world’s first genetics-based matching app, and now serves as a founder and CEO of Reveal Technologies, a software company that digitally

recreates human eyesight. Before gaining traction in the startup industry, Asma was leading tech-interventions in low and middle-income countries by creating solutions for refugee healthcare. She holds a graduate degree in Global Health and Human Rights from Duke University, and a B.S in chemistry and Molecular  Biology from HBU. Though she has lived and worked in Haiti, Pakistan, and Jordan, Houston is her hometown. Asma serves on the advisory board for Social Mama, an innovative social app, and has founded Houston’s first Muslim multi-art collective, MACH, and its sister-collective, Performing Arts Mosaic-Houston. Asma was recently selected as a 2019-2020 fellow of the prestigious Leadership Houston initiative. Asma is a Pakistani-American who is passionate about human rights, technology, faith, and creative innovation, and speaks four different languages.


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Free babysitting will be provided, but you must register 24 hours in advance prior to the event.

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At the Table Featuring Ana Santamaria & Toastmasters Mini Session
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table Featuring Ana Santamaria & Toastmasters Mini Session

This is a monthly event that will be featuring a revert/convert/new Muslim. Who will be sharing her story with the group. This is a casual setting where women can get together and exchange resources stories and ideas.

Speaker bio:

Born in El Salvador Ana has seen and lived a few lives already.  But when she took her shahada in 1996, this is when she believes she truly started living. 

“For me it was quite simple Islam was the only religion that made sense to me, and a way towards becoming who I wanted to be in the eyes of God” 

Ana has lived in Houston since 1989. She is a proud mother of two.  A recent graduate from University of Houston . Ana believes that Allah keeps making her life even more complete with new opportunities and purpose.  

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At the Table featuring Juan Pablo (Co-ed Session)
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table featuring Juan Pablo (Co-ed Session)

This is a monthly event that will be featuring a revert/convert/new Muslim. Who will be sharing their story with the group. This is a casual supportive setting where Muslims can get together and exchange resources stories and ideas.

Speaker Bio:

Juan Pablo Osorio is an Entrepreneur and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his service in the military he was introduced to  Islam and began his journey to seeking the truth. He is a candidate for a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Downtown.  He is currently working with clients in Digital Marketing thorough his company Alpha Co. Marketing & Media, he also works with Outreach in the Barrio helping the homeless and low income communities.

This month's At the Table event will be co-ed.

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At the Table with Safiyah Ricks
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table with Safiyah Ricks

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATON

This is a monthly event that will be featuring a revert/convert/new Muslim. Who will be sharing her story with the group. This is a casual supportive setting where women can get together and exchange resources stories and ideas.

Speaker Bio:

Safiyah started her journey to Islam as a pre-teen in Dallas, Texas. Her quest for knowledge, spirituality and personal autonomy lead her to Houston,Texas as a young adult embarking on a “new life” away from familiar influences, friends and family.

As a mother of two beautiful young girls, wife, daughter and a disaster case manager for a national Islamic organization, Safiyah manages to nurture her faith as well as balance her home life by the grace of God. Safiyah is a former Islamic school teacher and holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in sociology from Prairie View A&M University. She has more than 25 years of professional work experience and has been actively involved in several nonprofit organizations throughout the greater Houston community. Safiyah is a lifetime learner, she loves being resourceful and creative, traveling and experiencing new cultures, as well as fishing and cooking.

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World Refugee Day: Presenting "When We Were Strangers"
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

World Refugee Day: Presenting "When We Were Strangers"

In celebration of World Refugee Day, Independent Writer, Kimberly Meyer is coupling a film screening of Soufra with the launching of her project "When We Were Strangers" – following the lives of nine single mother refugees in Houston, which has been funded in part by a grant from Houston Arts Alliance.

Tickets: $25

Dinner+Movie

Purchase tickets here.

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Toastmasters Meeting
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Toastmasters Meeting

TAIBA is offering another building opportunity as we partner with Toastmasters International.

TAIBA will have a women’s only club “to learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking — vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.”

Register here.

(Still taking registrations for club —not event—**)

Volunteer here.

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Eid Celebration: Honoring New Muslims!
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Eid Celebration: Honoring New Muslims!

We would love to invite everyone to celebrate Eid with us especially to show their support for our new Muslims. Eid can be a lonely time for most converts/reverts as they are the only ones in their families who are Muslim and do not know many people to spend Eid with. Let’s change that and celebrate together!

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At the Table with Monica "Noor" Morales
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table with Monica "Noor" Morales

This is a monthly event that will be featuring a revert/convert/new Muslim. Who will be sharing her story with the group. This is a casual supportive setting where women can get together and exchange resources stories and ideas.

Speaker Bio:

Monica “Noor” Morales is a Mexican American born in Houston. She became Muslim in 2001 and has had a journey that brought her full circle to serve her community as the founder and Program Director of Outreach In The Barrio. She now serves for over two years on the board of projects that help low-income communities, homelessness and crisis relief. She is a proud mother of one son “Omar” who accompanies her to serve in the barrios.

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At the Table with Amy Bermudez
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

At the Table with Amy Bermudez

This is a monthly event that will be featuring a revert/convert/new Muslim. Who will be sharing her story with the group. This is a casual supportive setting where women can get together and exchange resources stories and ideas.

Speaker Bio:

Ameenah (Amy) wants to live in a world where everyone treats each other as they did when they were four years old.  

“Spend time in a pre-school class if you need a reminder that we were created to love one another.” 

As an Educator turned Entrepreneur,  Ameenah uses her experience and education to empower others to reach their full potential.  She will soon be a first time published author.  Over 20 years as a Muslim American,  her journey to Islam started in Kansas City in 1997.  

“In an ocean of drowning souls Allah pulled me from the water and placed me in the lifeboat of Islam, this is proof of the mercy of Allah.” -Ameenah

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Taiba Talks Graduation Ceremony Featuring Joumana Mousselli, RN and Mouaz Al-Nass
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Taiba Talks Graduation Ceremony Featuring Joumana Mousselli, RN and Mouaz Al-Nass

You are invited for tea and sweets and graduation ceremony for our TAIBA talks members! These women have committed the last three months to investing in themselves, each other, and the community.

Join us with Joumana Mousselli, RN the founder of Xtreme Lashes® and Finalist for the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Her company earned a spot on the coveted 2011 Inc. 500|5000 List. Performance by the famous Munshid Mouaz Al-Nass.

In partnership with Dress for Success.

  • This session is open to men & women. Walk-ins are welcome!

  • Free babysitting available.

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At the Table: Support Group for New Muslims
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

At the Table: Support Group for New Muslims

This is our first co-ed At the Table to support reverts. This session will be led by the talented and artistic couple Jonathon "Noori" Iheanacho and Bibi Watts. The couple whose dialogue promotes a better moral compass through faith, art, fashion, and conversation.

Don't forget to bring your men! This session is open to all.

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Taiba Talks Special Session: Muhsen
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Taiba Talks Special Session: Muhsen

Join us for our TAIBA Talks Special feature highlighting inclusion of individuals with special needs.

Women only event featuring:

Nadiya Ahmed: Moderator 

Saba Syed: Mom of 10+ years to two boys, one of whom has Autism

J. Nora Shabib: Speech- Language Pathologist with 12 years of experience working with individuals with special needs

Ashley Stillwell-Hasan: Chronic illness warrior and disability awareness advocate

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