We envision a society where Muslims are living a life that prioritizes pleasing our Creator while being culturally sensitive and without forsaking the blessings of this world, and that is socially and politically aware.
Our aim to please God by providing a platform for traditional Islamic thought to affect positive change. We strive to do so by establishing a space for our community to discuss relevant issues and practical solutions.
We believe in living a morally uncompromising life as American-Muslims. Our identity is unique in that it represents the amalgamation of the best of our religion and the best of American culture.
Chairman Haytham Soliman
Logistics Director Rizwan Ali
Marketing Director Zain Khan
Program Director Hena Zuberi
Logistics Director Adil Jakvani
Registration Director Sumaiyah Khan
Texas Dawah Convention (TDC) started in 2001 in Houston, Texas by a group of young students of Islamic knowledge and activists. The goal then, as it still is, to create a space where traditional Islamic views can be articulated while ensuring a deep level of integration of Muslims within our society.
Religion can sometimes become a double-edged sword. When applied with the purist sincerity to Allah, and in accordance with the way of His Messenger, Islam becomes the basis for the diffusion of love, peace, happiness and justice for all humanity. However, when religion is manipulated and used to achieve other than the pleasure of Allah, it often leads to the creation of ills rather than cures for our lives and society. Thus it is our goal to continues to facilitate the dissemination of the message of Islam, so we can properly practice it, learn about its moderation and tolerance, its inclusivity and diversity of thought, and its beauty and tranquility. We often address issues that pertain to our spirituality, our familial and communal obligations and commitments, our political civic responsibilities and civil rights, social and contemporary challenges and opportunities and much more.
In 2016, TDC merged with MuslimMatters.org, an online magazine that is dedicated matters pertaining to Muslims in America and in the West. MuslimMatters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that started its journey back in 2007 with the aim to bring attention to issues facing Muslims, especially in the West. It is one of the largest, if not the largest, Muslim based online magazine with more than 6 million hits a year. It has won numerous awards from various entities such as Thomson Reuters, which has called MuslimMatters “The most popular site in Islamic Digital Economy” in 2015.
Our vision is to please Allah by providing a platform for orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change. We strive to do so by establishing safe spaces for our community to share and discuss relevant issues along with practical solutions, shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of its authors and speakers. We look forward to seeing you at our convention. We thank you for welcoming us into your community and we ask Allah to guide us to that which he loves. Ameen.