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Taiba Talks

TAIBA Talks, where Muslim women learn & teach the Art of Connection through 8 workshops. Each session is taught by exceptional Muslimahs in the local community over the course of 3 months. TAIBA participants reflect on their learning through group discussions, then apply their new skills by leading a project in their local community.

Details:

  • 7 Sessions (two Thursdays a month) 

  • Capstone Community Project

  • Monthly Discussion Groups

  • Opportunity to Train community leaders on Inclusion

  • Graduation Certificate

  • Access to great Muslim Female mentors 

Register for the Fall Cohort 2019

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 Taiba Talks Topics Fall 2019

 

This Fall’s Theme is “The Art of Connection”

  1. Connection to God, Self & Others

  2. Connection to Self Part 1: Preparing yourself for connection & healing

  3. Connection to Self Part 2: Knowing yourself

  4. Connecting through Effective Communication

  5. Connecting through Community Participation

  6. Connecting through Conflict Resolution

  7. Connecting through Forgiveness

 

Taiba Talks Topics Spring 2019

 
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TAIBA TALKS ORIENTATION FEATuring DR. SHAMA RASHEED*

Dr. Shama Rasheed is a double board certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with over a decade of experience in taking care of patients from all walks of life. A graduate of UT Medical School in Houston, she completed her residency and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Rasheed has also been a TV talk show personality and Assistant Professor in Baylor College of Medicine-Menninger Department of Psychiatry while maintaining an international private practice.

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tAIBA TALKS I: ACHIEVING BALANCE FEATuring DR. RABAB SABBAHI*

Dr. Rabab is a dentist who graduated from UT School of Dentistry. She was involved in organizing the initial stages of Muslims Without Borders and was part of the first mission trip to provide treatment to hundreds of underserved patients in Haiti. She volunteers at Shifa Clinic and currently owns a dental office. Dr. Rabab is also the president of the Muslim Women’s Society which supports Muslim women suffering hardship. She is also a mom of two girls.

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taiba talks ii: SPECIAL SESSION FEATURING MUHSEN

  • This Special Session is open to all women. Walk-ins are welcome!

MUHSEN (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a national nonprofit organization founded by Shaykh Omar Sulaiman that is dedicated to advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities in the Muslim community.

Event is on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. Time: 7-9 PM. Where: Masjid ElFarouq

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SABA SYED

A mom of 10+ years to 2 boys, one of whom has autism.

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ASHLEY STILLWELL-HASAN

Advocate for accessibility of prayer spaces for individuals with special needs.

J. NORA SHABIB M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist and former educator with 12 years of experience working with individuals with special needs.

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TAIBA TALKS III: SPECIAL SESSION ON HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FEATuring TAWAKALTU BUSARI, FARHAT SHAMSI AND NOOR DAOUDI

  • This Special Session is open to all women. Walk-ins are welcome!

They will be discussing how to maintain and form healthy relationships with family, partners, and co-workers.

Event is on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Time: 7-9 PM. Where: Masjid ElFarouq

 
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TAWAKALTU (TAWA) BUSARI

Tawa has 10 years of nonprofit/association management experience. Also an entrepreneur, she more recently launched her most beloved project, a matchmaking firm called Hitched!

FARHAT SHAMSI

Ustadha Farhat Ahmed Shamsi is the founder of Quran & Soul and continues as a student of knowledge, instructor and public speaker with students here in the U.S.A. and abroad.

NOOR DAOUDI

Noor Daoudi serves on the board of Taiba USA and also co-founded Xtreme Lashes in 2005. Currently she is exploring ventures in the health and wellness space.

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taiba talks iv: sPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE FEATuring DR. KETAM HAMDAn*

Dr. Ketam holds a Ph.D in Psychology. Her dissertation research was on Spiritual Bypassing: How Muslims may use spiritual practices to bypass psychological issues. She also has a Masters in Theological Studies and Psychology from Harvard University and a Master’s of Science from Columbia University in Strategic Communications. Dr. Hamdan has worked around the world as an international management consultant and has recently helped launch Sakina Center, a non-profit Muslim mental health center in Houston.

TAIBA TALKS V: Overcoming barriers featuring Nadeen Mustafa

This session will be about overcoming barriers through play. Teamwork, communication and trust is essential for any team to succeed- so let’s build these skills while having fun!

Taiba talks vi: effective communication featuring. tAmiKA EVANS AND MALEEKA VILLEGAS*

Tamika is a creative connecter with 14 years of community and economic development experience. She values exploration, nature and companionship. She is on the Community Leadership Team for Ibrahim Islamic Center and is the mother of three beautiful children.

Maleekah is an activist, community community researcher and artist working on issues related to health, wellness and community development in Houston’s Third Ward community. She develops her passion through creative methods such as photography, drama therapy and outdoor activation.

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Taiba tALKS GrADUATION CEREMONY featuring Joumana mouselli AND PERFORMANCE BY 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.

In partnership with Dress for Success.

  • This session is open to men & women. Bring your friends and families! Everyone is welcome!

Event is on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. When: 7PM-9PM. Where: Ilm Academy, 1209 Conrad Sauer Dr., Houston, TX 77043.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this for women only?

Our program is open to all women ages 21 and up. 

 Is babysitting provided?

Yes, free babysitting is available.

Can unregistered guests come to the talks?

Unfortunately, due to limited seating we cannot host unregistered guests but everyone is welcome to the Special Sessions.

Where is it?

To be announced.

What time is it?

Every alternate Thursday from 7-9 PM.

When are the Special Sessions?

To be announced.

Do we need to bring a journal?

Registered guests will be provided with a TAIBA Talks Journal.

 

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