Tarbiya Institute believes that knowledge derived from authentic Islamic sources provides vital solutions to modern day challenges. Tarbiya aspires to document and export its understanding of Islam by creating Tarbiya entities throughout the nation. Each entity would lend and receive support from its local community and other Tarbiya entities. This will ultimately set the standard and provide all-encompassing services to meet the spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of the community.


Tarbiya will offer robust and comprehensive educational opportunities for students of all ages, both virtually and onsite, which will ultimately influence and impact policy making and integrate modern Muslim issues into the political and social discourse.

Tarbiya Institute exists to educate, train and empower generations of American Muslims through the lens of authentic Islamic knowledge, to address new and modern challenges, thereby fostering an American Muslim identity. To this end, Tarbiya provides religious and social services to the family, neighborhood, and community to bring people together, and provide them with leadership and clear direction to lead a godly life.

Our Team

At Tarbiya Institute, our diverse team is committed to utilizing our individual passions, professional skills and spiritual commitment to provide the paths/means for our Muslim American community  to carry forth the torch of  traditional Islamic knowledge as they navigate through modern day challenges.  Meet each of our torchbearers that are dedicated to inspire, build and lead.


Executive Imam, Co- Founder

Imam Sherif Azeez

Senior Imam, Co-Founder

Imam Azeez

Imam, Tarbiya House Natomas

Imam Kamran Islam

Tarbiya Institute

Nizami Director

Sr. Orooj Shahid

Project Manager

Sr. Laila Baig

Chief Communications Officer

Sr. Navera Sabir

Resident Educator

Ustadha Jannah Sultan

Tarbiya House Roseville

Youth Director

Br. Yousef Nawabi

Office Manager

Sr. Khadija Roshan

Groups Coordinator

Br. Usayd Azhar

Resident Educator

Sr. Saliha Wahdy

Tarbiya House Natomas

Youth Director

Br. Daawoud Ubaidullah

Office Manager

Sr. Rebekah Cook



Br. Yaqub Khan

Vice Chair

Sr. Muzhda Ferouz


Br. Naser Sharif

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is a linguistic derivative of the word Rabb, or Lord, and it denotes a comprehensive process of personal progress, whereby an individual grows spiritually, intellectually and socially to achieve a godly life. In the context of Islamic work, it's about helping individuals acquire the needed skills and knowledge base through a structured educational process to achieve harmony between their divine obligations and worldly responsibilities.

Tarbiya Institute is an Islamic organization that focuses its efforts on restoring the authentic image of Islam, and the empowerment of the Muslim individual through perpetual personal progress. Tarbiya acquired its first location in Roseville, California to serve the community in Placer County. The facility is called the Tarbiya House, which offers all the services that a masjid offers, but goes above and beyond to provide a safe space for all Muslims to worship Allah in a mosque environment, but also get involved in their community at their own pace. At Tarbiya, women, youth and converts, natives and immigrants, refugees and professionals, all are welcome.

For that, programs are devised, including mentorship, regular halaqas, ongoing activities, volunteer opportunities, leadership training, classes, camps and much more. This is the purpose of the Tarbiya Institute as we envision it.

At Tarbiya Institute, we strive to cater to the needs of the family by paying attention to the needs of its building blocks.

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