Mission

Tarbiya Chaplaincy expands spiritual care to the greater community beyond the limits of the physical masjid.

Vision

Tarbiya Chaplaincy serves the community's spiritual care needs following the prophetic tradition by nurturing hearts and restoring spiritual wellness.

About Us

Our chaplain’s provide spiritual care to the community with the following core values as derived from the best example, our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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Our Services

We serve the community's spiritual care needs following the prophetic tradition by nurturing hearts and restoring spiritual wellness.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Provide spiritual care, guidance and Islamic education to college students through one-on-one appointments and a variety of compelling programs and classes. 

  • Connect students to the larger Muslim community in the Greater Sacramento area to ensure they have access to necessary resources.

  • Advise and mentor students on issues that directly relate to and impact their spiritual lives. 

  • Assist Muslim students in matters related to improving their campus life.

Islamic Elements

حلقات Study Circles

Answer your questions and guide discussions at informal study circles to address issues relevant to you. 

علم Knowledge

Share with you the relevance of Islam in your life and help access knowledge.

أخوة Brotherhood/Sisterhood

Help you connect and bond with your fellow Muslim students on campus. 

نصيحة Advice

Offer spiritually sound and trustworthy advice on matters important to you.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Visit patients in the hospital or at home to offer comforting words, presence, duaa’ and specific requests by your family.

  • Offer spiritual support for your whole family, to help you all feel at peace during this challenging time. 

  • Provide grief support for families and descendents. 

  • Provide continuous support via phone/video chat for unusually long stays in a hospital setting. 

Islamic Elements

الدعاء‎ Supplication

Make duaa on behalf of the patient and asks Allah (swt) to heal the patient and grant them sabr. 

القرآن Qur’an

Recite the Quran to comfort the patient and provide advice on the nature of tests in this life. 

نصيحة Advice

Advise and provide guidance on any Islamic matters important to the patient or their families.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Visit patients at the end of their life in the hospital or at home to offer comforting words, presence, and duaa.

  • Guide family members and the care recipient at the end of their life to prepare sadaqah jariyah arrangements.

  • Connect with families during the most difficult period of losing a loved one and explain the steps to ensure an Islamic burial and funeral.

  • Accommodate for the cultural and religious needs of each family, whenever possible.

  • Provide grief support for families and descendents.

Islamic Elements

الشهادة Testimony

Encourage the dying Muslim to affirm his/her faith prior to death by pronouncing Shahada or testimony of faith. 

الدعاء‎ Supplication

Make duaa on behalf of the patient and asks Allah (swt) to heal the patient and grant them sabr. 

القرآن‎ Qur’an

Recite the Quran to comfort the soul of the patient and bring peace into the hearts of those in the room. 

جنازة Funeral

Offer instruction on burial and funeral preparations.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Help process grief and hardship by creating an environment that encourages you to communicate your feelings and struggles.

  • Guide you to reconnect with the community for additional support.

  • Connect you with a professional therapist, if and when needed.

Islamic Elements

الدعاء Supplication

Make duaa with you and ask Allah (swt) to assist you through your grief and hardship. 

نصيحة Advice

Advise and counseling for those in grief.

اصول Foundation

Connect those in hardship with other people in the community to ensure spiritual and social wellbeing.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Correspond through mail and talk directly with inmates requesting spiritual care and support.

  • Refer to other organizations to help inmates access Islamic education and resources outside the prison.

  • Visit prisons to teach classes, counsel inmates, provide spiritual care and foster relationships.

  • Ensure inmates are taken care of during special Islamic events such as Ramadan and Eid.

  • Provide support to families with incarcerated loved ones.

Islamic Elements

حلقات Study Circles

Discuss pertinent and sensitive issues faced by Muslim inmates.

علم‎ Knowledge

Provide religious knowledge relevant and accessible to Muslim inmates.

أخوة Brotherhood/Sisterhood

Foster brotherhood and sisterhood between Muslim inmates so that they have better relations inside the prison and look out for one another.

نصيحة Advice

Advise, counsel, and mentor inmates and their families.

Chaplain’s Role
  • Provide spiritual care and guidance to new Muslims as they integrate into the faith.

  • Connect new Muslims to the greater Muslim community and facilitate relationship building.

  • Advise and mentor new Muslims on moral, religious and social matters.

Islamic Elements

 حلقات Study Circles

 Discuss important and relevant issues faced by New Muslims. 

 علم Knowledge

Share with you the relevance of Islam in your life. 

أخوة Brotherhood/Sisterhood

Facilitate opportunities to foster brotherhood/sisterhood.  

نصيحة Advising

Advise, guide, and mentor New Muslims facing challenging situations. 


Testimonials

Become a Community Chaplain

Tarbiya Chaplaincy is recruiting for volunteer community chaplains to join our Response Team. Please submit your information below and we will contact you shortly.

Interest Form

Our Chaplains

Resident Educator

Ustadha Saliha Wahdy

Youth Director, Tarbiya House Roseville

Br. Yousef Nawabi

Imam, Tarbiya House Natomas

Imam Kamran Islam

Resident Educator

Ustadha Jannah Sultan

Administration

Objectives

Train and deploy Muslim Chaplains to serve the community’s spiritual care needs outside the masjid.
  • Offer Islamic spiritual care within the following institutions:

    • College and university campuses

    • Hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intensive medical facilities

    • Local and state prisons, correctional centers and detention facilities

    • Funeral and burial sites

    • Professional settings with a large Muslim population (i.e. Intel)

  • Provide trustworthy referrals for more intensive care as needed.

  • Respond to dawah requests through the lens of authentic Islamic knowledge


Core Values

Our Chaplain’s provide spiritual care to the community with the following core values as derived from the best example, our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Sincerity إخلاص

Serve with the utmost sincerity to gain the pleasure of Allah (swt) and ease the burdens of those we serve

Compassion رحمة

Serve with a compassionate and nurturing presence to bring peace and hope within the hearts of those we serve

Integrity عدل

Do justice by those we serve who face hardship, trials, and oftentimes injustice in the institutions they come into contact with

Service أمانة

Uphold and fulfill the rights of those we care for in the community with the understanding that we will be held accountable for how we carry out our duty