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 Natasha Malik & Toastmasters Mini Session
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table featuring Natasha Malik & 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:

Natasha Malik was raised in South Korea and Europe, born to an African American father and Korean mother, she has always been proud about her heritage. Natasha has worked in education for the past thirteen years; she is deeply passionate about working with children. She currently works in a school district and facilitates district staff with implementing positive behavior supports and building relationships. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and is currently advancing her studies in applied behavior analysis. Natasha is a proud wife and mother. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, physical fitness, and spending time with her family. Natasha has recently committed herself to follow the path of Islam and is humbled to share her story in hopes it may bless others. 

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Second Taiba Anniversary featuring Suzanne Itani and Toastmasters Mini Session
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Second Taiba Anniversary featuring Suzanne Itani and Toastmasters Mini Session

It’s TAIBA’s Second Anniversary and we will be having founder Suzanne Itani share her story at this event. A mini Toastmasters session will also follow.

Speaker bio:

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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At the Table featuring Kevin Wright (Co-ed Session) & Toastmasters Mini Session
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table featuring Kevin Wright (Co-ed Session) & Toastmasters Mini Session

This is a monthly event that will be featuring Kevin Wright a revert/convert/new Muslim who will be sharing his story with the group. This is a casual setting which will be co-ed. 

Speaker bio:

Kevin converted in 2015 through the University of Houston Muslim Student Association. He graduated college, joined the workforce, and was a founder and is the acting president of the Masjid Yaseen Islamic Center in the Galleria area. 

Professionally, he is a Reporting Specialist for a Disaster Recovery Company and in his (ever fleeting) free time he enjoys reading and playing Video Games.

Dinner will be served.

Men are also invited to this event.

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At the Table featuring Fatima Sabour & Toastmasters Mini Session
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

At the Table featuring Fatima Sabour & 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:

A high school Social Studies teacher, Sr. Fatima Sabour was raised in Mexico as a devout Baptist who embraced Islam in 1983.  Her passion in life is to give back to others, so she left the world of finance and banking to teach History, once she became a mother. Later she opened her home to children in custody of Child Protective Services, (CPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA). Currently, she’s a Network Marketer and manages her free time between teaching at local Islamic Sunday Schools, Inter-faith programs and various forms of social activism. She co-founded M.A.N.A. (Muslim Ambassadors of North America), an outreach organization aimed at serving humanity by bridging gaps and promoting understanding within and between faiths, cultures, and communities. Sabour frequently delivers lectures at local schools, churches and various Islamic centers throughout the country.

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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

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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.”

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

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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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