Tag: bayarea


Ramadan Kareem!

27

May 2017

Ramadan Kareem!

As salam alaikum, I pray this message finds you in high hopes and good health. I count my blessings and give sincere thanks to Allah for another year of Ramadan upon us. With two campuses in Fremont and Chicago, and an ever growing community, we are humbled at Ta’leef to be a source of solace for so many seeking a sound understanding of Islam. Over...

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Looking forward to 2017

21

Nov 2016

Looking forward to 2017

As salam alaikum, These are crucial times we live in as Muslims around the world. We witnessed perhaps one of the most deeply divisive elections in American history and rising tide of racism across the globe. We also witnessed the passing of the people’s hero, Muhammad Ali, who was a man that left behind a legacy for all. As troubling as these times are, watching...

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Reflections from Re-entry

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Aug 2016

Reflections from Re-entry

As salam alaikum, Last week, I sat down with 16 attendees at our inaugural Re-entry Retreat in Pope Valley, CA, some of whom I never thought I would see again when I was a Prison Chaplain years ago. We laughed, cried, and most importantly continued to heal. Their combined time served while incarcerated was calculated to be more than 300+ years. A beloved attendee shared:...

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“Living Right” and Ramadan!

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May 2016

“Living Right” and Ramadan!

Tonight is our last "Living Right" class at our Fremont campus with Usama Canon until after Ramadan! Come through at 7 pm (pst) and stay after for Marco Polo's Famous Hot Dogs, bean pies, and coffee. We are continuing the "Running Start" series about Ramadan preparation, and talking about "The Soul Food Diet." Make sure you tweet your questions to @taleef using the ‪#‎TaleefLIVE‬ hashtag. You can...

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#TaleefLIVE Update

28

Apr 2016

#TaleefLIVE Update

Please note, there will be no #TaleefLIVE session on Sunday, May 1st. We will resume again on May 8th at 7 pm (pst) with Usama Canon. Please join us then! In place of "Living Right" we will be unveiling a new mural at our Fremont campus by Aerosol Arabic. If you are local, bring friends and family to see the new mural, enjoy live music with Bouchaib Abdelhadi from "the Moroccans," coffee, and...

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Ta’leef is Hiring!

13

Apr 2016

Ta’leef is Hiring!

Interested in working with a dynamic community and love our work? Check job openings and join our team! Click here for more information.  


Writings on the Wall

04

Apr 2016

Writings on the Wall

Teens bringing Art and Hip-Hop to life yesterday with Gabriel Garay, Maya Shweiky, and Narmeen Hashim in a session titled "Reclaiming our Narrative through Art & Hip-Hop." ‪#‎inheritors‬


The Art of Mindfulness

29

Mar 2016

The Art of Mindfulness

For the last 4 years, Micah has been teaching mindfulness meditation at Ta'leef. Everyday we are reminded from him that self-awareness and practicing presence is an opportunity to embody gratitude and acceptance of ourselves and others. Outside of Ta'leef, Micah is a Senior Instructor at the Mind Body Awareness (MBA) Project, and dedicates his time to teaching mindfulness to incarcerated youth. Read more about Micah's...

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Walking with the Ichiban People

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Mar 2016

Walking with the Ichiban People

*Ichiban means "striving for excellence" in Japanese Twelve years ago, I embraced Islam in the Bay Area before understanding what it really meant. Soon after, I decided to move to a Muslim-majority country and ended up in Egypt. I found myself trying to embrace my identity as Japanese, but never had the courage, nor skills to bring together my identity as a Japanese-Muslim. This desire...

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Supplications Mentioned During #TaleefLIVE

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Mar 2016

Supplications Mentioned During #TaleefLIVE

Supplication #1) When you see someone afflicted in any type of affliction say: الحمد لله الذي عافاني مما ابتلاه به و فضلني على كثير مما خلق تفضيلا Praise be to the One who saved me from that which He tried this person with and has indeed preferred me over many of His creation. Supplication #2) Wird-al-Latif: The following was compiled by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Muslim...

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