TISA had its inaugural commencement ceremony on June 1, 2024. We were truly honored to have a five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist from Gaza Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, an esteemed faculty member from the University of Toronto, deliver an inspiring keynote address to our graduates and guests....
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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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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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Previous Next Professor of Comparative Religion and Culture Dr. Jimmy Jones was tapped by the Washington (DC) Theological Consortium to Deliver the Prestigious Annual Muslim-Christian Dialogue Dr Taha Al Alwani Lecture on the topic – “The Rise of Islamic Education for Leaders and the Contribution to Theological Education in the U.S.” on March 16 at...
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After the Year of Sorrow and the trial of Ta’if, Allah blessed the Prophet PBUH with a great miracle. Allah SWT has promised that He’s never going to test or try us except that there will always be ease along with and after that trial [Quran, 94:5-6]. And Allah SWT has told us that those...
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This article has been jointly written by Chaplains Shazeeda Khan and AbdulMalik Negedu.“Do we call ourselves ‘Chaplains’ or find an Arabic word for a Muslim/ah Islamic equivalency within this profession?”This was one of the questions pondered by the men and women who had gathered for a workshop in a quaint lecture room on Yale University’s...
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Author: Prof. Zainab Alwani, Ph.D Transforming the Self, Family and Society through a Qur’anic Ethos.D Taqwā is derived from waqā, which literally means to preserve, protect, safeguard, shield from, and keep safe from. Taqwāmeans “forbearance, fear, abstinence, and piety, as well as “being careful, knowing your place in the cosmos.” This characteristic is seen when...
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Muslim women are steeped in stubborn stereotypes as meek, oppressed and in need of rescue. Recurring images beamed into our homes and phones from abroad of Muslim women being denied access to education, the ability to drive or even the right to cast a vote or run for political office only serve to reinforce such...
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Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), was a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of caring for the elderly irrespective of sex, color, or religion. He himself set a great example in practicing the principles he taught. A Duty of the Young Anas ibnMalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet...
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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in a society where women had been subjected to much violence, which often took the form of female infanticide. Daughters were considered a burden; and getting rid of them was sometimes considered a necessity, which they did in a most violent manner: by burying them alive! It is...
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