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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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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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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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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Unpacking race and racism in the Muslim American Community. An article by Dr. Jimmy Jones (Exec. Vice President, TISA).
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TISA has partnered with the Malik Human Services Institute (MHSI) to launch nationally recognized capacity-building, evidence-based training to teach adults how to assist youth (12-18) who are experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. or are in a crisis. The primary trainer for this effort is Dr. Jimmy Jones, Executive Vice President and Professor at TISA and President...
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The Washington Theological Consortium (WTC) and The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) have invited TISA students to their co-sponsored interfaith course scheduled for January 2-7, 2024. This course is entitled “Dialogue of Abrahamic Faiths.” According to the co-sponsors, “This unique course is an intensive course that focuses on the academic study of sacred texts and practices...
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Dr. Iqbal Unus, TISA Board Chair announced the 23-24 TISA Board of Directors, officers, and committees. Dr. Iqbal Unus is the Chair, Dr. Abdul Alim Khandekar is the Vice Chair (and Chair of the Endowment Committee), Ch. Shazeeda Khan is the Secretary, and Sr. Salma Kazmi is the Treasurer. Other board members include newly appointed...
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Joining the Digital Theological Library Consortium is a strategic move that can bring immense benefits to any organization. DTL2 has about 1.5 million ebooks, more than 104 million scholarly papers, 61,000+ academic publications, and 119+ religion-related databases. TISA has recognized this potential and has taken a major step towards enhancing its capabilities by becoming a member of...
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Omar M. Al-Ani resides in Memphis, TN where he is the youth director at Masjid al-Rahman and an Islamic Studies teacher at Pleasant View Islamic School. He joined the very first classes at TISA and maintained a 3.74 GPA while pursuing a Masters in Islamic Studies while continuing to work full-time. TISA is proud of...
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