Ta’leef Collective began as Zaytuna Institute’s Outreach program in 2002 and was born into an independent organization in 2005. Ta’leef Collective provides the space, content and companionship necessary for a healthy understanding, embrace and realization of Islam. We serve seekers actively interested in Islam and converts to the faith, assisting them in realizing a sustainable conversion to and practice of Islam, and a healthy, gradual integration into our greater Muslim community. Ta’leef Collective also strives to reengage the growing number of disenfranchised and often marginalized Muslim young adults.
Because we recognize the importance of these groups, and the intersection between them, Ta’leef Collective offers a model tailored specifically for them. By providing alternative social and sacred space, culturally relevant programming and positive companionship, we assist our beneficiaries in holistically practicing Islam in a way that is reconcilable with their social context. We are a collective of teachers, volunteers, and peers who understand firsthand the challenge of living as Muslims in the west and we strive to provide the necessary means to facilitate that reality.
Reflecting the beautiful culmination of Muslim cultures in America, our headquarters is an alternative space that is sacred enough to be meaningful, while inclusive enough for all to find common ground. By means of such a space, we are able to meet our beneficiaries halfway and assist them toward positive spiritual growth.