She doesn’t like to be personally profiled in the media; she believes that she works as a member in the larger body of an institution, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Yet, Dr. Hind Jarrah, time and time again, is honored and acknowledged inside the Dallas larger community. This year, Dr. Jarrah is one of ten honorees celebrated for their women’s leadership in philanthropy by the Faith and Philanthropy Institute.
As the co-founder, former president, and current executive Director of TMWF, Dr. Jarrah is known for her relentless efforts in promoting peace in the community. Her motto is that peace starts in the family; that is why she has dedicated the last decade of her philanthropic career to fighting social injustice, including domestic violence. TMWF is a non-profit organization that promotes educational, philanthropic, outreach and social services that are particularly geared toward empowering women.
One of the great achievements of TMWF is the establishment of a women’s shelter in the DFW metroplex, catering to the needs of Muslim women. Although the shelter is open to all religious backgrounds, it particularly serves the needs of modesty and dietary restrictions that Muslim women observe. TMWF operates the shelter through private funding and grants.
Back to Dr. Jarrah, she can be spotted almost anywhere and everywhere on a daily basis. Whether it is a seminar on peace, a panel discussion on women and Islam, or an interfaith activity, Dr. Jarrah is likely to be attending. Her calling is broad and her mission is to ensure Muslim women have a voice in society, are empowered, and participate in community.
The Women Leading Greater Good honorees will be honored on May 2, 2013. To help sustain the TMWF women’s shelter with a monetary or material donation, visit this link.