Tayba Foundation Aseem

Aseem

Aseem is one of our students who was recently released from prison. He served 28 years for a crime he was found to be innocent of. Here is his picture...

Tayba Foundation Sajad

Sajad

Sajad grew up as a troubled teen. He started associating with gang members and participating in destructive lifestyles, which inevitably resulted in a six-year prison sentence while still a teenager....

Tayba Foundation Khalil

Khalil

Khalil’s path to higher education had its own particular challenges. The now sociology scholar grew up in public housing in Wilmington, a neighborhood in South Los Angeles, where he witnessed...

Tayba Foundation Tahir

Tahir

Tahir was one of our hardest working students and most willing to give back to the Tayba Foundation family.  He spent over two decades in prison, but was one of...

Tayba Foundation Abdul Lateef

Abdul Lateef

Abdul Lateef, one of Tayba Foundation's best students who just got out after 31 years in prison, is enjoying a Smoked Salmon Pizza at Falafel Corner, Fremont, Ca. He has...

Tayba Foundation

Gangsta Lovin: A Blood, a Crip and a Nonprofit

From left to right: Taahir, Yusef Wiley and TimeList board member, Ansar Greenwell. Photo by Sa'Nae Ellis They once used to be enemies. A Blood and a Crip. But now, Yusef...

Tayba Foundation Student Art

Eid in Prison? A Former Inmate Recounts

In some prisons, Muslims do not have the luxury to perform the Eid prayer in congregation. The timing of the prayer or other factors, which would normally not be applied...

Tayba Foundation Mujahid

Stephan “Mujahid”

Would you like to see the transformative effect of a Tayba Foundation education? Stephan, "Mujahid," went to prison as a young, angry man. He was a thug doing serious prison time...

Tayba Foundation Anthony

Anthony’s Story

This is Anthony, one of our students in a Michigan prison. He converted to Islam because of the beauty he saw in the teachings. Originally, he signed up to go to...

Tayba Foundation Yusuf Wiley

Prisoner Found Islam and then Freedom

By Matt O'BrienOakland Tribune Posted: 6/07/2012 10:21:50 AM Andre Wiley's freewheeling youth abruptly ended the night in 1989 he fired a hail of bullets at a hamburger stand, killing a man and...