Luncheon Celebrates and Supports Mothers

Women of diverse generations and backgrounds gathered at the Dallas Palms event center on May 8 to celebrate mothers at the Third Annual Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon. The event themed “Rhythm of Life,” showcased the artistic talents of the Muslim community including a musical performance by renowned world music artist Jamal Mohamed. The annual fundraising event supports the broad array of social services Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation provides to women of all faiths and their families, including the state’s first and only domestic violence shelter addressing the specific needs of Muslim women. Proceeds also benefit the nonprofit’s…

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Muslim Community Stands Up Against Domestic Violence at Annual Fundraiser

Domestic violence is an abhorrent problem that affects families from all ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. On January 25, 2014, more than 250 members of the North Texas Muslim community came together to stand up against domestic violence at Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation’s ninth annual fundraiser. The event featured Imam Yaseen Shaik as keynote speaker. Imam Yaseen was the imam at the Islamic Association of Collin County in Plano, and recently became the resident scholar at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. The much beloved religious leader returned to North Texas to speak out against domestic violence and ask men in…

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Jarrah Serves as Women’s Initiative Mentor for Bush Institute

In 2013, Hind Jarrah, our Executive Director at Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, was asked to serve as a mentor for the Women’s Initiative Fellowship, a signature program of the George W. Bush Institute. The Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to enhance the leadership skills of women around the world, and pairs each Fellow with a prominent female American mentor. For the past year, Hind has mentored an Egyptian woman, Shaima Tantawy. Shaima is the executive manager and treasurer of a start-up NGO that helps educate destitute women and children living in the slums of Cairo. “Our mission at Texas…

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Four Prominent Foundations Invest in Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation’s Sustainability

In September 2013, a group of Dallas-based foundations, including the Harold Simmons Foundation, Boone Family Foundation, Embrey Family Foundation and Dallas Women’s Foundation, created a donor-advised fund to invest in the sustainability of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. “To have the continued support of these four well-respected foundations is a tremendous endorsement of our work to empower women in our community,” said Hind Jarrah, executive director of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to build an organization that will have a positive impact in North Texas for many years to come.” The fund, which is distributed over…

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Yoga Helps Trauma Victims

Domestic violence survivors often struggle with clinical depression, anxiety and, in some cases, post-traumatic stress syndrome. To help reduce the effects of these conditions, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation offers regular yoga classes to women at the Peaceful Oasis Shelter domestic violence shelter. Led by a certified yoga instructor, who is also a licensed professional counselor, these yoga classes uniquely combine power yoga with group therapy. Body movement, breathing and meditation techniques clear away physical stress, while guided imagery and visualization exercises help survivors find their strength. In this unique form of yoga, each posture represents a conflict in their lives….

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