One of the distinguishing characteristics of TISA is its effort to lay the foundation of an Islamic Seminary by forging partnerships to provide synergy in developing and delivering high quality educational initiatives.
Muslim Alliance in North America
Our new partnership with the Muslim Alliance in North America will enable us to reach more indigenous Muslim Americans who are motivated to serve as community leaders, educators, and chaplains, continuing to strengthen the foundation of our faith and traditions across North America.
Through our strategic partnership with the Tayba Foundation, we are offering need-based, full-tuition scholarships to individuals recommended by Tayba leadership to pursue their Master’s level education at TISA. Tayba Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals and families impacted by incarceration. Tayba believes in the power of human change through holistic education, guidance, and support.
The MOMNetwork's goal is to Empower, Engage, and Establish programs for MOMs and their families. MOMNetwork's mission is to develop a community where MOMs receive the tools and support needed to be advocates for their families and themselves and provide a forum where women can take an active role in protecting their well-being and happiness.
Islamic Relief USA is a community of diverse people sharing a set of common values: excellence, sincerity, social justice, compassion, and custodianship. Islamic Relief USA provides relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.
Islamic Horizons is ISNA’s flagship bi-monthly magazine. This premiere publication showcases ISNA’s activities, along with covering achievements and news about the North American Muslim community. The magazine also features topics devoted to the contributions of outstanding individuals and organizations, politics and social issues, international affairs, family life and culture, and book and film reviews.
TISA partnered with MTI to provide quality, affordable access to Quranic Studies with a focus on Tajweed by providing scholarships to the underserved members of our community. MTI's vision is a world in which the proper recitation of the Quran is the norm.
Fawakih and TISA are partnering so that Fawakih can provide Arabic language instruction for TISA students. Fawakih’s mission is “to provide accessible Qur’anic Arabic education to all, and by doing so, developing and mobilizing the movement for preservation of the meaning of the Qur’an in our lives.”
From the very beginning, TISA and Yaqeen Institute envisioned an intimate partnership where TISA would focus on academics and Yaqeen would focus on research. Yaqeen was founded and is still led by Shaikh Omar Suleiman. Yaqeen “aims to address relevant topics head-on with the help of the foremost experts in this space. In addition to translating and analyzing classical works on the subject matter, we also aim to actively participate in the current day discourse touching on all topics that are related to establishing conviction in the hearts and minds of Muslims, and battling the false notions that underlie Islamophobia and extremism.”
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
ISPU’s vision is a vibrant and truly pluralistic America, where Muslims are strong and equal participants. ISPU conducts objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States.
The goal of ACC is to “promote the Islamic and intellectual development of Muslims throughout North America by providing non-interest based loans and scholarships for higher education.” To date, ACC has provided almost 1 million dollars in interest-free loans to graduate students. ACC and TISA will work together to provide interest-free educational loans to TISA students.
Rabata promotes positive cultural change through creative educational experiences. Rabata works to create positive cultural change through the values of personal power, meaningful relationships, long-term commitment, selfless service, and an ethos of joy.
From the very beginning, TISA understood that it must have a strong relationship with the professional association of Muslim chaplains–AMC. The Association of Muslim Chaplains is the professional organization of Muslim chaplains, and it seeks to offer regular training that promotes the ongoing skill development of Muslim Chaplains. TISA and AMC organize an Annual Shura and In-service Training Conference for chaplains, imams and other service providers to the Muslim community. The Shura hosts the annual meeting of AMC. For the past few years the Shura and In-Service Conference has been held at Yale University.
MECC’s aim is to attract, screen, support and endorse Muslim Chaplains for placement in public and private institutions in Connecticut, and to provide advisement on religious matters to institutions. MECC is a co-sponsor with TISA and AMC of the Annual Shura and In-Service Conference. TISA will work with AMC and MECC in establishing standards and then providing training for Muslim chaplains.
The Chaplains Office at Yale has been a supporter of the Annual Shura and In-service Training Conference for nine years (2011 -2019), they have provided logistical coordination for the sponsors of the conference—TISA, AMC and MEC. The conference was canceled by Covid in 2020.
UMR is “one of the fastest growing NGO’s in the country, with a focus on building humanitarian coalitions to tackle developmental needs. At UMR we believe everyone has a right to live free of poverty in a secure and more equitable world where they are able to fully realize their potential.” TISA and UMR are collaborating to develop academic programs that will provide humanitarian workers with the professional skills to be successful in their field.
Malik Human Services Institute's vision is to have communities that affirm the spiritual connection, life, dignity and interrelatedness of every human being. Their missionis to inspire individuals, support families and serve communities using faith-based principles. TISA has partnered with MHSI to launch a nationally recognized capacity-building, evidence-based training to teach adults how to assist youth (12-18) who are experiencing mental health, addiction challenges or are in a crisis.
Mirage Academy's mission is to provide an Islamic education in America with a balanced blend of religious and academic studies that help our youth grow into well-mannered, righteous, productive, responsible adults. Their vision is to provide a strong spiritual and educational experience for the upcoming Muslim generations so they can reach their full potential to effectively engage and inspire the broader international community.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a center of excellence in educational research and Islamic thought whose main interest is on carrying out evidence-based research in advancing education in Muslim Societies and the dissemination of this research through publication and translation, teaching, policy recommendations, and strategic engagements. The Institute was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) non-denominational organization in the United States of America in 1981. The headquarters are in Herndon, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington DC.