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Taiba Talks is a skills building and mentorship program that uplifts Muslim women through:

  • Self-directed personal growth

  • 3 month program led, taught and planned by Muslim women

  • 6 interactive skills-building courses

  • One-on-One mentoring

  • Group activities

*Registration is now closed for Spring 2019, but feel free to drop-by or register for the TAIBA Talks Special Sessions.

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Graduation Requirements

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Taiba Talks Topics 2019

*these events are only open for registered participants

 
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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 speaker to be announced*

Join us at TAIBA Talks as we discuss methods that we can use to navigate and resolve conflict and overcome barriers.

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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Communi-Tea with TAIBA: A Celebration honoring our TAIBA talks graduates featuring Jo mouselli

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 Jo Mousselli 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 all women. Walk-ins are welcome!

Event is on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. When: To Be Announced. Where: Masjid ElFarouq


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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?

El-Farouq Masjid

1207 Conrad Sauer Dr, Houston, TX 77043

What time is it?

7-9 PM

When are the Special Sessions?

Feb 9th and Feb 21st.

Do we need to bring a journal?

Registered guests will be provided with a TAIBA Talks Journal.

 

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