About Us

Taqwa Media LLC is a print and digital publishing, marketing and distribution company. Established in September 2012, Taqwa Media’s vision is to share the message of God-consciousness (taqwa) using state-of-the-art technology. Our company provides an opportunity for independent publishers and authors to disseminate their works through our growing distribution network. We also offer the opportunity for brick and mortar bookstores, online stores and religious organizations to purchase these books at wholesale prices. In addition, Taqwa Media customers can purchase books in print and digital format from several online retail websites.

Executive Team

Dr. Farooq Bandali
Co-Founder

Farooq earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has 13 years of experience in pharmacy. Farooq has also furthered his education by pursuing coursework in business. Although he is very passionate about his career, his life purpose is to learn and share the message of God-consciousness. Through his work in pharmacy, Farooq has acquired valuable skills to analyze, develop and implement innovative ideas. In addition, his communication, interpersonal and leadership skills allow him to collaborate with others and move the vision of Taqwa Media forward.

Sajida Bandali
Co-Founder

In 2000, Sajida graduated with a degree in Business Management from State University of New York (SUNY) Old Westbury. Over the last 12 years, she has worked in the publishing industry as a manager at Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an (TTQ). At TTQ, Sajida lead major initiatives, increased sales and revenue, managed budgets and trained personnel. With more than a decade of expertise in the publishing industry, Sajida brings valuable skills to publish, market and distribute for Taqwa Media.

Advisors

In addition to the executive members, Taqwa Media’s team consists of eight advisors who are established scholars, academicians, businessmen and web developers. The advisors play a key role in assisting with Taqwa Media’s vision, mission, goals and strategy. The roles and responsibilities of the advisors include assisting with content review, evaluating marketing material from Islamic and business perspectives, determining the educational needs of the community and developing a global network of individuals to achieve Taqwa Media’s vision.

Below are the eight advisors listed in alphabetical order:

Shaykh Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour
Shaykh Saleem Bhimji
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Hilli
Shaykh Jehad Ismail
Br. Ali Ridha Jaffar
Dr. Rebecca Masterton
Br. Hasnain Merali
Br. Hasnain Yusufali

Featured Publications

  • From Medina to Karbala In the Words of Imam Al-Husayn

    From Medina to Karbala In the Words of Imam Al-Husayn

    Author: Ayatollah Muhammad-Sadiq Najmi

    A complete collection of Imam al-Husayn’s discourses, both oral and written, from his first conversation with al-Walid bin ‘Utba, the governor of Medina, and Marwan bin al-Hakam, to the last words to leave his blessed lips on the day of Ashura. Find out about Imam al-Husayn’s mission in his own words.

  • The Hidden Treasure

    The Hidden Treasure

    Author: Sheikh Jaffer Ladak

    The Hidden Treasure is the first published biography about Lady Umm Kulthum, the fourth child of Imam Ali and Lady Fatima.

  • The Thirst of Sakina

    The Thirst of Sakina

    Author: Zahra Trust (UK)

    The story depicts the tragedy and heart break of the thirst of the children of the Ahlulbayt (a.s), and the valiant heroism of Hazrat Abbas (a.s) to provide water for his beloved niece Sakina (s.a).

  • Meet the Masumeen

    Meet the Masumeen

    Author: HIC Orlando Youth

    Venture into a journey with this class as it leads them to discover the family of Prophet Muhammad. The purpose of this book is to inspire children by allowing them to experience moral traits and introducing them to the Holy Prophet’s family.