A year ago, a couple walked into the Tarbiya House Roseville admin office to speak with the Imam. Within 30 minutes, they were given a tour of the facility and introduced to staff members.
The couple had just moved to Placer County from Hawaii with their two sons, which was ironic because most people strive to earn enough retirement to move to the Island! But for Sr. Aysha and Br. Anees, things are different.
Proximity to a healthy Muslim community is highest on their list of priorities. Much higher than a beautiful tropical climate and magical scenery. So they explored the Western seaboard and decided to settle in Roseville close to Tarbiya. Not content simply to settle, they soon expressed interest in getting more involved with the community, just as they were back in Hawaii with the Islamic School.
Sr. Aysha and Br. Anees attended a meet and greet for new community members that marked their first introduction to the Tarbiya community.
Fast forward six months and Sr Aysha is a teacher in our Sunday School program. Today, Sr. Aysha, Br. Anees, and their son Talal coordinate and run our Immersive Quran program that teaches the children of our community how to memorize and build a connection with the book of Allah!