we are
DIVERSE
TRADITIONAL
INCLUSIVE
We believe in living a moral 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.
our leadership

Chairman  Rizwan Ali

Logistics Director  Faizan Majid

Marketing Director  Zain Khan

Program Director   Haytham Soliman

Registration Director   Sumaiyah Khan

Youth Director  Anam Ghias

Here’s our
previous
themes &
achievements
2001-2004
We started TDC because we felt a need for our community to come together for a spiritual recharge in light of the Quran and the teachings of our beloved prophet.
2005-2006
2005 was our first year at the GRB. The theme was "in the footsteps of Muhammad (p)." 2006 was a four-day event about "Islam: A light for the ages". Both rocked!
2007
A Texas-size carnival took place at TDC. The largest in the state. The theme was "Family in Focus" with four tracks: The married life, family first, home and the community contract.
2008
As a follow up from 2007, 2008 theme was "Community in Focus". The main vision behind is how we can elevate the utility of our community in serving Muslims and the broader American community
2012
We decided to bring back TDC and collaborated with MAS-Houston to host "Islam's Future and you" at Hilton Americas. It was great!
2015
TDC came back after a 2-year hiatus. "To things that matter most" was the central theme and it addressed challenged to our spiritual and practical lives.
2016
Our theme was "You Matter." This was the year Trump won the presidency and Muslims were feeling insecure about their future here. TDC16 was dedicated to strengthening our spiritual connection with Allah as well as mental strength in facing adversity.
2017
The theme for this year was "Live What Matters" and it was about our values and what we stand for. It was about cultivating a sense of identity that fully embodies our Islamic values into our daily lives.

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.

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