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  • Founder’s Footsteps

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    As salam alaikum — All praise is due to Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Since the news of my diagnosis, hundreds of messages and prayers have poured in, with love and support from people and communities around the world. My family and the entire team at Ta’leef are overwhelmed with gratitude and renewed energy to be relentless in our service to one another…

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  • Message from the Board of Directors

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    Asalamalaikum, It is our honor and privilege to write to you on behalf of our Founding Director, Usama Canon. We are indebted to him for his service and contributions over the past 12 years to Ta’leef Collective and the broader community. It is with great appreciation that we announce that Usama will be taking a one-year sabbatical from Ta’leef beginning December 2017.  This is in…

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  • Ramadan Kareem!

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    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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  • LAST Campaign Email

    As salam alaikum,  As we close out our Ta’leef End of the Year Campaign for 2016, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your support, prayers, and well wishes. We are still short of our goal, however I am confident that your ongoing support will continue to be vital for Ta’leef’s success and creating a community rooted in the Prophetic model…

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  • Looking forward to 2017

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    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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  • Big News!

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    As salam alaikum, This is a special time for the Ta’leef Family. A moment many years in the making is upon us as we inaugurate our second campus in Chicago on November 19, 2016 God willing. Stay tuned for details, and please honor us on that day if you are able. In light of this very busy time, #TaleefLIVE and “Living Right” in Fremont will be on…

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  • Reflections from Re-entry

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    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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  • #TaleefLIVE is back July 24th

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    As salam alaikum! Please join us for our first #TaleefLIVE session back on Sunday, July 24th at 7:00 pm (pst) with Usama Canon! We are excited to share updates following Ramadan and see you all. Bring your friends, family, and loved ones! Stay after for our best coffee and bean pies! We’ll be covering a new series titled “The Beloved Community.” If you aren’t local in the Bay…

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  • Why Service Matters

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    One of the first words we learn as volunteers at Ta’leef is “khidma” or service. It remains a word forever powerful, because it is the drive behind why we love creating all the pieces that make the community’s experience here beautiful and whole. Pictured here is Kubra. When we asked Kubra why she volunteers she said: “I’ve really enjoyed listening and learning from brother Usama’s…

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  • We made it

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    As salam alaikum, Eid Mubarak! May this message find you and your loved ones happy, healthy, and prosperous insh’Allah.   This month has been an incredibly special one. I was given the opportunity to share Ramadan with you all and witnessed tremendous benefit from the hours of service, prayers, and generosity displayed by the entire community.  I am happy and humbled to announce that because of your support, we have successfully raised…

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  • Fast Reminder: (31) “Eid”

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (31) “Eid” There are five nights in which our prayers will not be refused, and Eid is one of them. Take a moment to make a prayer. Peace & blessings and Eid Kareem! Thank you for joining our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together.” You can still support via taleefcollective/ways-to-give or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (30) Awareness

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (30) Awareness Whether we are working, taking care of our families, or engaging in the daily activities of life while we are fast, it is considered worshipping Allah. Be present with it insh’Allah! With only a few days remaining, help us reach our goal of $250,000 this Ramadan! A beloved supporter has agreed to match $50,000 to help us reach…

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  • Some special news!

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    As salam alaikum , As we find ourselves in the final days of Ramadan, we are happy to share some wonderful news. A beloved supporter has agreed to match $50,000 to help us reach our goal of $250,000 for our Ramadan 2016 Campaign! “Ta’leef Together” is truly a reflection of your overwhelming love and support. With your generosity, we have raised over half our goal and with a…

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  • Fast Reminders: “The Words We’re Reciting”

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    Ramadan is a month about the Qu’ran. Let’s study the verses we are reciting and develop a deeper relationship with the words that are being recited. We are so grateful for your support. Join our campaign and make your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/donate or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (27) Laylat ul-Qadr

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    in gaining the blessing of that night. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers in the last few days of Ramadan. We are halfway through our goal of raising $250,000. Support insh’Allah by visiting taleefcollective.org/donate or text taleeframadan to 41444.
  • Fast Reminders: (26) Look for the New Faces

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    As we gather together, look for new faces and reach out to a stranger, welcoming them. Support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Donate your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/donate or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (25) Tahajjud

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    We should engage in making supplication and remembrance after sunset and before dawn to retain maximum benefit this month insh’Allah! Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (24) Take a Nap

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    The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said to aid yourselves in the fast by taking a pre-dawn meal and aid yourselves with the night prayer by taking a nap. Support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. We only have one more week and seek your help to meet our goal! Give your general or zakat donation at…

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  • Fast Reminders: (23) “Our Little Ones”

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    Let’s make Ramadan a time of festivities for our little ones and show appreciation and love to our young ones fasting. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Last 10 Days

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    As salam alaikum, We are now in the final 10 blessed days of Ramadan! With your ongoing support, we have raised $100,000 of our $250,000 goal this month. We have gotten this far due to your generous support and would like to encourage you and the greater community to take part in our campaign and share the blessings that generosity ensures. Below are some ways you can participate today:…

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  • Fast Reminders: (21) “Netiquette”

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    This is a month in which we should be selective and mindful of what we share and say, online and offline insh’Allah! Help us reach our goal of $250,000 and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together.” Make your zakat or charitable contribution today by texting taleeframadan to 41444 or taleefcollective.org/donate.
  • Fast Reminders: (20) Those Who Preceded You

    Fasting is a universal practice and an opportunity for us to share what Ramadan means with our neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (19) “Avoiding False Speech”

    The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said whoever believes in Allah and the last day let them speak good or be silent. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (18) “Good Health”

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    This month is a reminder to be especially grateful for good health. If we know people who are ill and unable to fast, take time to make a prayer for them and be a source of aid insh’Allah. Prayers for a quick recovery and ease for all who are facing health challenges. Join our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together.” Give your zakat or charitable gift…

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  • Fast Reminders: (17) “Avoiding Burnout”

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    We are halfway through the month! It’s important to prevent burnout and renew our intentions by remembering why we fast in Ramadan. Make a donation today and help us raise our goal of $250,000 supporting our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together.” You can give your general or zakat gift by texting taleeframadan to 41444 or visit taleefcollective.org/donate.  
  • Change Begins at Home

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    As salam alaikum – Ramadan blessings! We are almost half way through the month and happy to update you on the progress of our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together.” Thanks to your ongoing support, we have raised a quarter of our $250,000 goal! Ta’leef is committed to making 2016 a year of exemplary benchmarks and we are grateful for the wonderful team at our Fremont and Chicago campuses that…

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  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (15) “Yearly Pulse”

    Ramadan is a form of remembrance. Let’s carry it beyond this month and into the rest of the year. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (14) “Don’t Complain”

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    Ramadan is a time in in which we should curb our complaining, and instead make it a prayer. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (13) “Don’t Compare”

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    Fast this Ramadan as if it is our last. Let it be unique because every Ramadan that comes brings with it special gifts and blessings. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (12) Healthy Ramadan

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (12) Healthy Ramadan Be careful and be balanced in your intake of different kinds of foods. Try your best to eat well and be healthy! Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. ‪#‎taleeftogether‬ ‪#‎ramadan2016‬
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (11) “Proof you Believe”

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    The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) reminds us that all of our actions are for us, except for fasting, which is for Allah.   Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders: (10) “Someone is Alone”

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    Take a minute to reach out to someone you can invite to your table who may not have family or friends they can share a meal with. Reap the reward of bringing light and joy to that person. May we be abundant in our love and service this month. Support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: Ta’leef Together. You can make a charitable or zakat contribution at…

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  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (9) “Half of Patience”

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    One of the names of Ramadan is the month of patience, so let’s grow in fortitude and be patient with one another as well. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016  
  • Join Ta’leef Together

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    As salam alaikum, We hope you are enjoying a fruitful Ramadan so far! It’s hard to believe that we have concluded almost a week of fasting. It serves as a reminder for all of us to cherish and avail ourselves to all the blessings of this month. Things are full swing at Ta’leef. This week we held our first weekly Thursday Night Iftar at our…

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  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (7) “Revelation”

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    We are celebrating the revelation in Ramadan. Let us also study the Prophetic example and benefit tremendously from it God willing. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (6) Commit to Non-Aggression

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (6) “Commit to Non-Aggression” In a time when there is so much violence in the world, let’s be people who avoid aggression at all costs. One of the lessons in Ramadan we learn is a commitment to non-aggression. May we extend that commitment to ourselves, our families, our communities and the world. Support the Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” and…

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  • Fast Reminders: (5) “Even a Date”

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (5) “Even a Date” Give to people breaking their fast during Ramadan, even if it’s just a date and remember those who give to us. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016…

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  • Fast Reminders: (4) Carry One Another

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    “Be like the coach in the corner” and have a light heart. Our days are spent beautifully by encouraging one another. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016  
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (3) “You Can Breathe”

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (3) “You Can Breathe” Many of us forget about the benefit of breathing. Throughout the day when we are fasting, remember to pause and breathe. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016
  • Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (2) “Now or Never”

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    Fast Reminders with Usama Canon: (2) “Now or Never” It’s Now or Never. If we can leave the permissible during Ramadan, then we can leave the impermissible outside of Ramadan. Please keep Ta’leef in your prayers and support our Ramadan 2016 Campaign: “Ta’leef Together” to raise our goal of $250,000. Give your general or zakat gift at taleefcollective.org/ways-to-give/ or text taleeframadan to 41444. #taleeftogether #ramadan2016…

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  • Ramadan 2016 Campaign: Ta’leef Together

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    As salam alaikum —  I pray this message reaches you in the best of spirits and health as we embark on the blessed month of Ramadan. I am humbled by the fact that I have been able to extend Ramadan greetings to you for more than a decade. This year, my experiences abroad and recent trip to Kenya, showed me the true meaning of love and…

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  • 2nd Annual Inheritors’ Retreat

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    We are thrilled to host our second annual INHERITORS’ RETREAT for teens 13-18 to attend this unique 4 nights and 5 day camp. Teens will learn about community, health, wellness, etiquette, self defense, spirituality, team building, leadership, prophetic knowledge, and more! Check out this short video highlighting the retreat! Apply today via www.taleefcollective.org/inheritors. Space is limited.
  • “Living Right” and Ramadan!

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    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

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    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!

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

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    As salam alaikum! Please join us for a new “Living Right” series with Usama Canon on “Weathering the Storms” of life next Sunday, April 17th! Remember, we are starting at a new time, 7 pm sharp (pst). You can take part in the conversation by watching via #TaleefLIVE at taleefcollective.org/taleeflive. Don’t forget to tweet your questions using the hashtag #TaleefLIVE! For those who are local,…

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  • Rajab begins

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    As we enter the Islamic calendar month of Rajab, and near closer to Ramadan, let’s reflect, multiply our good actions, and recite a prayer of the Prophet (peace be upon him): اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا في رَجَبٍ وَ شَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنا رَمَضَانَ “O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha`ban and enable us to reach Ramadan!” (Ahmad)  
  • Writings on the Wall

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    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
  • What it means to be an Afghan-American-Muslim

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    Whether it’s the superstitions I grew up with, a yearning love for mantu (type of food, dumplings to be exact), melodies of classical Afghan music, or haram and halal warnings from my parents while going to my high school football games, being Afghan-American-Muslim is one of the most complex and unique feats in the world. This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the second…

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  • The Art of Mindfulness

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    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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    *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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    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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  • New Quarter II Schedule & #TaleefLIVE Time!

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    We are excited to share our new 2016 – Quarter II Living & Learning schedules below and hope you can join us for these exciting programs! You can download schedules by clicking on the links below and stay up to date with upcoming events. Please note: #TaleefLIVE with Usama Canon will resume on Sunday, April 17th with a new time at 7:00 pm (pst). We look…

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  • #TaleefLIVE on Sundays!

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    Make sure you tune into #TaleefLIVE on Sundays for “Living Right” with Usama Canon! We will be continuing the Series on “Prophetic Renewal.” Catch it weekly at 7:30 pm (pst) and tweet your questions before 8:15 pm (pst) with the hashtag #TaleefLIVE. You can still watch Session 1 from last week below:    
  • A Special Announcement!

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    As salam alaikum! Ta’leef Collective would like to welcome Jeremy Stern to the newly appointed role of Media Coordinator. Jeremy has been an integral part of Ta’leef Media for the past five years as Media Specialist working under former Ta’leef Media Director Mustafa Davis. Jeremy will now lead Ta’leef’s Media initiatives including our Reflections series and #TaleefLIVE. We are confident that Jeremy will continue his…

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  • Living and Learning Q1 Schedule

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    As salam alaikum, A lot of new things are happening this year and we’re kicking off the quarter in just a few short days. This Monday, January 11th marks our first class of the year and we’re all very excited! Click on the images below to view the Quarter I calendars for Fremont and Chicago, and see our amazing lineup for Living & Learning.   …

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  • Time to Report

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    It’s time share with you how your support has made the work Ta’leef does possible. Whether it was your donation, your time, or your prayers, each and every bit has made an impact. We hope you will read our 2015 Annual Report, and consider how much we’ve accomplished together, see how much we’ve grown, and track how your donations were spent! Check it out here: Finally,…

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  • 2015 Newcomers Retreat

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    We are extremely grateful to have hosted a group of 50 amazing Newcomers to Islam at the very special and ground breaking 5 day intensive to empower Ta’leef Collective’s new Muslim community. Offerings included: “Being Muslim” with Asad Tarsin, and with great pleasure it was an honor to have been the first group to be taught the wonderful text ‘Revelation’ by Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin on…

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  • No Shoes in the Wudu Area

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    Watch the final and third part of the 10 Years of Ta’leef discussion series with Usama Canon and Mustafa Davis titled: “NO SHOES IN THE WUDU AREA.” In this video, Founding Director, Usama Canon and Co-Founder Mustafa Davis take us through the realities of the Muslim community today. To quote, Dr. Sherman Jackson: “the greatest threat to religion in any society is not persecution, but…

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  • THE IDEAS & SERVICE

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    Catch Part 1 and Part 2 of  the new 10 Years of Ta’leef discussion series with Founding Director, Usama Canon and Co-Founder, Mustafa Davis! Ta’leef aims to make service and good character a standard for generations to come, and these videos are part of the discussion about why we believe it is necessary for us to do what we do in this day and age. We…

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  • JOIN #Taleef10

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    10 Years of Ta’leef Campaign   We are very excited to launch our 10 Years of Ta’leef Campaign! With your support we can fund the programs we announced in our 10 Years of Ta’leef Celebration event on November 22nd that you can watch via #TaleefLIVE. Last Sunday we announced the 2016 launch of Ta’leef Academy and Ta’leef Re-entry, and, this is only the beginning! We need…

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Ta’leef

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    As salam alaikum, On behalf of Ta’leef Collective founders, board, and family, we are elated to announce the 10 Years of Ta’leef celebration on Sunday, November 22nd from 5 to 10 pm at Ta’leef Fremont, insh’Allah (43170 Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA 94539). We welcome you and your loved ones to join us at this special occasion. If you are unable to join us, please take…

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  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 27-30 Notes

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    Download notes from Sessions 27-30 of “Living Right” class below covering pgs. 113-120 of ‘Counsels of Religion by Imam Al-Haddad ! Session 27 Session 28 Session 29 & 30  
  • Watch ‘HOPE’, a new Ta’leef Collective Documentary

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    Peace & greetings, We are excited to release ‘HOPE,’ a new Ta’leef Collective Documentary! HOPE is a short documentary highlighting the work of Maya Shweiky, a high school teacher who is doing her part to make Fremont High School a place of positive growth and learning. Fremont High School is located in the heart of East Oakland, an impoverished area of Oakland, California. Oakland now…

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  • Join us tonight for “Living Right!”

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    As salam alaikum! We are back for a live session of “Living Right” class with Usama Canon tonight at 7:30 pm (pst). If you will be tuning via #TaleefLIVE, you can visit www.taleefcollective.org/taleeflive. Session 31 today will cover “Learning the Quran and Teaching It & Preserving One’s Memorization thereof.” (p.121-124 from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad) Peace & blessings, Ta’leef Staff
  • Special Sunday Screening!

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    Closing out Quarter III, this Sunday, Oct 4, we are excited to be hosting a special screening of “Exploring Scattered Pictures” a special pre-recorded interview with Imam Zaid Shakir by Parvez Ahmed. Join us to view the session in the main hall with light snacks at Ta’leef Fremont or tune in online www.taleefcollective.org/taleeflive at 7:30 pm (pst). Please note:  “Living Right” class with Usama Canon will resume…

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  • A Message from our Chief Development Officer

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    As-Salam Aleykum – Greetings! I hope that this letter finds you in the highest of spirits and best of health. It is an honor to greet you and introduce myself as the new Chief Development Officer at Ta’leef Collective. For the past three years it has been a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors and work with the esteemed members that comprise our…

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  • ‘HOPE’ – a Ta’leef documentary (Trailer)

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    ‘HOPE’ (a Ta’leef documentary TRAILER) HOPE is a short documentary highlighting the work of Maya Shweikhy, a high school teacher who is doing her part to make Fremont High School a place of positive growth and learning. Fremont High School is located in the heart of East Oakland, an impoverished area of Oakland, California. Oakland now ranks as the fourth most dangerous city in the…

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  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 26 Notes

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    Download notes from Session 26 of “Living Right” class! Notes cover topic on “Rites of Hajj, the Intention for Hajj & Visiting Other Significant Sites.” (p.108-112  from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad).
  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 25 Notes

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    Download notes from Session 25 of “Living Right” class! Notes cover topic on “Significance and Obligation of Hajj & Likeness of Hajj to the Journey Hereafter (p. 105-108) from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad).
  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 24 Notes

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    Download notes from Session 24 of “Living Right” class! Notes cover topic on “The Etiquette of Charitable Giving (p. 90-93) from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad).
  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 23 Notes

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    Download notes from Session 23 of “Living Right” class! Notes cover topic on “Etiquette of Charitable Giving” (p.85-89 from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad). Tune into Session 24 tonight at 7 pm (PST) with Usama Canon continuing the subject  on “The Etiquette of Charitable Giving,” (p.90-93) at www.taleefcollective.org/taleeflive.
  • #TaleefLIVE: Session 22 Notes

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    Download notes from Session 22 of “Living Right” class! Notes cover topic on “Significance and Obligation of Zakat” (p.81-85 from ‘Counsels of Religion’ by Imam Al-Haddad). Tune into Session 23 tonight at 7 pm (PST) with Usama Canon on “The Etiquette of Charitable Giving,” (p.85-89) at www.taleefcollective.org/taleeflive.  
  • Quarter III “Living Right” Syllabus

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    Download the Quarter III “Living Right” Syllabus here! Class resumes at Ta’leef Fremont on Sunday, July 26th, 7:00 PM (PST). If you are joining via livestream, tune into www.taleefcollective.org/taleeflive. You can tweet @taleef using the hastag #taleeflive to submit your questions by 7:45 (PM) PST.
  • ‘Eid Mubarak to the Global Ta’leef Family!

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    As salam alaikum, ‘Eid Mubarak! May this day bring peace, happiness, and prosperity to you and yours! A gift to you this Eid: We are very excited to officially launch Ta’leef OnDemand! Ta’leef OnDemand is our new streaming media platform broadcasting NEW exclusive media content directly to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. (NOTE: This exclusive OnDemand content is not available on our public Youtube or…

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