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The Center for Ethical & Effective Organizational Leadership (CEEOL) in partnership with Rabata, Maristan & TISA is proud to present: Visionary Leadership Awards 2022 and a leadership grant awarded to the most competitive DFW applicants. Ayesha Habeeb I have been in the Dallas area for around 8yrs Alhamdullilah.I’m a Faith Ambassador with CAIR, a revert...
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Dean Dr. Yasir Qadhi recently announced that Dr. Mona Islam has been appointed to teach TISA – 866 “Effective Youth Work” in the Fall of 2023. Also, the Board of Directors of the Islamic Seminary Foundation/TISA recently appointed her to TISA’s Compliance / Accreditation committee.  Dr. Islam is an educator, published author, a youth worker and community builder who...
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For the current fall semester, Dean Yasir Qadhi is pleased to announce that Maliha Malik, LMFT is joining Professors Rania Awaad and Jimmy Jones in teaching TISA-650, Cross-Cultural Counseling and Communication.   “As a seasoned marriage and family clinician, Professor Malik perfectly complements the skills and backgrounds of Professors Rania (a licensed psychiatrist) and Jimmy (a veteran...
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 Peter KovacikGreen Bay, WisconsinVolunteer speaker and Arabic instructor at Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah, WI   I became Muslim in 2001 and traveled overseas to Amman, Jordan in 2005 where I studied Arabic full-time at Qasid Institute for 21 months. Since then, I have continued my Islamic education through various online learning opportunities such...
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We are excited to announce our first two PIOUS scholarship recipients. They will each receive a tuition-free Master of Arts in Islamic Studies plus a monthly stipend to help with expenses. The winners are Nazish Mithaiwala of Silver Springs MD and Michael Wolfender of Allen TX. Nazish A MithaiwalaSilver Spring, Maryland Nazish Mithaiwala was born and raised...
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With supporting letters from presidents of Union Theological Seminary (NYC), United Theological Seminary-Twin Cities, and the Dean of Yale Divinity School, the board and membership of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada approved TISA’s application to become an affiliate.    TISA holds affiliate status with The Association of Theological Schools in...
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We are excited to announce the recent recipients of the new Fellowships. Zeinab Ahmed received the Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice Fellowship and Huzaifah Islam-Khan received TISA Writing Support Fellowship. Zeinab AhmedLansing, MichiganZeinab has a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from AlMaghrib Institute.She is...
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On Saturday, July 30th, Salma Kazmi, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School (MTS) joined the ISF/TISA Board as its newest member. She currently works as the Director of Operations, Digital and Connected Health at ZS, a management and consulting firm. Her impressive resume includes working as the founding Executive Director of the Boston Islamic Seminary. Salma Kazmi...
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Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. Bethesda, MD Born in 1948 at sea to Palestinian refugee parents, Dr. Ahmad was raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1970 and in 1975 obtained a Ph. D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He has taught introductory courses on Islam and on religion and...
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Shamaila Usmani St. Paul, Minnesota Shamaila Usmani has spent the last 10 years in roles related to research, international health, and humanitarian relief with the sole purpose of courageously working towards a more equitable and just world for all. She currently is the Executive Director of US India Policy Institute (USIPI), a community-supported think-tank that...
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