About Us

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The Tayba Foundation

And they feed, for the love of God, the poor, orphan and the prisoner (Qur’an 76:8)

The Tayba Foundation was established in 2008 to preserve the legacy of Sacred Knowledge in the religion of Islam. The Tayba Foundation is a registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 educational and charitable organization located in the S.F. Bay Area. Our mission is to provide incarcerated men and women access to qualified teachers and traditional Islamic Education.

“Tayba” is one of the many names of Medina, the Blessed City of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Just as the city of Medina was rooted in ‘Ilm (knowledge), the Tayba Foundation aims to serve the educational needs of our communities.. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “I was only sent as a teacher.” We realize his teachings by providing education and support to Muslim prisoners throughout the United States, meeting the needs of our community by educating the whole.

We understand that many times students are in need of financial assistance to aid them during their course of study. Through our charitable works we hope to facilitate this assistance for them. Our education and charitable programs are open to people of all faiths and walks of life, as God has commanded us to do so without restricting our works to people of one particular faith.



Tayba Press

Gangsta Lovin’: A Blood, A Crip, And A Non-Profit

They once used to be enemies. A Blood and a Crip. But now, Yusef Andre Wiley and   Taahir Michael Prather have come together...

17 North

by Rami Nsour

I began my prison outreach work long before I even realized it.  I had returned to the United States in the winter...