Tawasaw is an Arabic verb that is in the plural past continuous tense. The word means a group of people who care about each other by advising and supporting one another.
ثمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْمَرْحَمَةِ
And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.
Al-Balad : Sura 90 Verse 17
وَالْعَصْرِ (1) إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ (2) إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
1)By time,(2) Indeed, mankind is in loss, (3) Except for those who have believed and done right.
Al-A’sr : Sura 103
Tawasaw’s vision is to develop Muslim youth who are confident about their identity, devotedly practicing their faith and compassionately improving the state of their community and society.
Tawasaw’s mission is to bring Muslim youth together to support each other in believing and acting upon the Quran and Sunnah, speak the truth to oneself and advice each other and serve Allah’s creation.
Some of the key challenges Tawasaw is confronting include – Peer-pressure that leads to harmful and negative lifestyles, identity loss and/or intentional disassociation from Muslims, Atheism and Atheists, aggressive Islamophobes.
Tawasaw is guided by these principles
1) Driven by revelation
2) Consistency and teamwork
3) Learning, speaking & listening.
Board of Directors
Shaykh Alauddin Elbakri
TAWASAW is a non profit organization based in California. It’s purpose is to empower Muslim youth through education, teamwork and volunteering.
We use training in the art of public speaking and communication as means to strengthen Muslim youth identity and confidence.