Ta'leef Collective Benefit Dinner: Growing Together
- Religion & Spirituality
- Turquoise Center, Houston TX
Adrian Wood-Smith majored in Arabic at Dartmouth College and studied in Jordan, Egypt, and Syria, where he also learnt Qur'anic recitation. He has taught Arabic at Dartmouth and Zaytuna College.
Ta’leef Collective provides the space, content and companionship necessary for a healthy understanding, embrace and realization of Islam.
Ta’leef Collective began as an outreach program in 2002 and was born into a 501c3 (72-1528691) nonprofit organization in 2009.
We serve seekers actively interested in Islam and converts to the faith, assisting them in realizing a sustainable conversion to and practice of Islam. Ta’leef Collective also strives to reengage the growing number of disenfranchised and often marginalized Muslim young adults.
Because we recognize the importance of these groups, and the intersection between them, we offer a model tailored specially for them. By providing alternative social and sacred space, culturally relevant programming and positive companionship, we assist our beneficiaries in holistically practicing Islam in a way that is reconcilable with their social context. We are a collective of teachers, volunteers, and peers who understand firsthand the challenge of living as Muslims in the west and we strive to provide the necessary means to facilitate that reality.
Ta’leef Collective is a 501c3 (72-1528691) public benefit nonprofit organization. We are zakat eligible as well. All donations are tax-deductible.