Thabaat is a community space building spiritual and social connections for young professionals in the Metro Detroit area.
Thabaat means firmness, constancy, and stability. It comes from the most repeated supplication of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): “Oh Turner of Hearts, keep our hearts firm upon Your path.”
We are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for young professionals of all levels of faith and practice to find good company, engaging conversation, and a constant source of strength on their spiritual journeys.
Our efforts are under the guidance and mentorship of Miftaah Institute. Join us at the Miftaah Institute cafe and other upcoming locations for coffee, conversation, and community.
Tareq Tamr is the Program Director for Thabaat. He lives in Farmington Hills, MI and works at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as the Senior Social Media Manager. He studied Psychology with a minor in Philosophy and is continuing Islamic Studies on a part-time basis. He grew up in Windsor, ON and has served the local community as a youth director, khateeb, and lecturer for youth and young professionals.
Malek Sarhan is the Operations Manager for Thabaat. He lives in Royal Oak, MI and works at GM as a Product Engineer. He studied Mechanical Engineering and has completed Miftaah Institute’s Islamic Studies Associate’s Degree. He grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Michigan in 2020, where he has worked with the Bloomfield community as a youth coordinator.
Shaykh Abdul Aziz Waheed is an Advisor and Facilitator for Thabaat. He is a Co-founder of Miftaah Institute and also serves as Dean of Academic Affairs at Michigan Islamic Institute. He began Islamic studies at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah, where he became a Hafiz. He started his 7 year Shariah program in Toronto, Canada and graduated with honors, receiving Ijazzat for teaching Hadith from prominent scholars from around the world.
Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheeb is an Advisor for Thabaat. He is a Co-founder at Miftaah Institute and also is a Co-Founder and Director at Michigan Islamic Institute. He began Islamic studies at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah in Canada where he became a Hafiz at the age of 11. He started his 7 year Shariah program in Toronto, Canada and completed his Hadith Intensive at Jamia Binoritown. He specialized in Islamic Jurisprudence and Iftā’ at Al Ihsan institute in Vancouver, B.C. while simultaneously teaching Fiqh and Hadith in the same school.