A BETTERED WORLD

Envisioning a World Constantly Bettered by Religious Scholarship & Ethical Leadership

Class of 2024

Nosheen Khan is of Pakistani descent and currently live in Sacramento, CA. She volunteers at Tarbiya Institute and a couple of Islamic organizations in Sacramento in various capacities, including as a community chaplain. She aspires to keep growing intellectually and spiritually while challenging myself and helping me develop a grounded and well-established scholarship.“I appreciate the...
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Gaza-born Palestinian Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Chosen as TISA Commencement Keynote Speaker

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish has been chosen as the keynote speaker for our inaugural TISA commencement on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX. Dr. Abuelaish is a University of Toronto professor, medical doctor, and infertility specialist who is devoted to advancing health and education for Middle Eastern women...
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TISA at AMC Annual Conference

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, TISA presented at the 2024 Association of Muslim Chaplains Members conference which took place virtually on Hopin. The theme of the conference this year was Integrating Faith and Practice and attended by about 100 chaplains and pastoral caregivers from across the nation.  The program consisted of a wide array of...
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MAS Convention 2023 Houston, TX

The MASCONHTX took place from Dec. 22-24 attended by over 3000 registrants from Texas, Lousiana, Oklahoma, and surrounding states (and 37 speakers from across the nation). TISA Executive VP Dr. Jimmy Jones and Dean Dr. Yasir Qadhi both spoke in keynote sessions.   Dr. Jones addressed the audience on the topics of “Interfaith Relations at...
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Md. Tauhid Choudhary has joined the TISA Board of Directors

The Islamic Seminary of America is very pleased to announce that Brother Md. Tauhid Choudhary has joined the TISA Board of Directors. Brother Tauhid brings decades of experience as a leader and founder of multiple business ventures, along with his long-standing role supporting Muslim organizations. Brother Tauhid is the President of VersacomLP, and the CEO...
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TISA student Imam Rifat Zaman shares his experience after attending The Dialogue of Abrahamic Faiths Course

The Dialogue of Abrahamic Faiths Course, hosted by the Washington Theological Consortium and the International Institute of Islamic Thought at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, was an enriching learning experience. As a skeptic of interfaith and its goals, this course allowed me to apply the critical thinking and exercises in empathy that I learned at...
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White Supremacy and Black Victimhood

Unpacking race and racism in the Muslim American Community. An article by Dr. Jimmy Jones (Exec. Vice President, TISA).
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Dean Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi announces first TISA commencement – June 1, 2024

TISA Academic Dean Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi announced that TISA would hold its first-ever commencement ceremony in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on June 1, 2024. He shared, “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students who have, like all of us, had to cope with the COVID pandemic while studying at TISA. This group of students...
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10 Ways TISA Raises the Bar in Islamic Higher Education

1. EXPERIENCE The top three administrators at TISA collectively possess extensive educational leadership experience totaling more than 80 years. Their cumulative expertise and tenure in the field of education contribute significantly to the institution’s comprehensive leadership, knowledge, community connections and resources. Building an institution that trains leaders takes leaders and that is what our administrators...
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