The Tayba Foundation
And they feed, for the love of God, the poor, orphan and the prisoner (Quran 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 prisoners in the United States access to qualified teachers and traditional Islamic Education. The Tayba foundation helps formerly incarcerated Muslims find housing, employment, and counseling, assists them in uniting with their families upon their return, and provides them access to places of worship with other congregants.
“Tayba” is one of the many names of Medina, the Blessed City of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The Tayba Foundation aims to serve the educational needs of our communities based on the example how Medina was a society rooted in education. 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 through out 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.
Our current programs include:
- The El Hajj Malik Shabazz Distance Learning Program for inmates
- Prison visits
- Re-entry and Rehabilitation assistance for inmates