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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
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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
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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
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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,
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