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Types of
Family Violence

From casually humiliating a child, to punching a spouse you think isn't listening, violence in families hurts.

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Hear Our Stories

Courageous survivors are breaking their silence about harm at the heart of our community. You can't turn your back when you know.

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Healthy Relationships

Healthy families grow from sound relationships. Marriage can be a means of personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.

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Unhealthy Relationships

The signs of abusive relationships aren't always this obvious, but learning to recognize them is the first step toward healing.

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Protect the Children

Children raised in unhealthy families may be damaged for life. Learn how to protect our children.

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Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is a vital part of our religion. Explore our resources for ideas about raising healthy children with sound Islamic identities, values, and character.

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  • 1 Types of Family Violence
  • 2 Hear Our Stories
  • 3 Healthy Relationships
  • 4 Unhealthy Relationships
  • 3 Protect the Children
  • 5 Parenting Resources

Stop family violence now!

Family violence is a global issue that affects everyone. Project Sakinah is an initiative of Dar al Islam. It is an effort to stimulate awareness and action in the Muslim community to WAKE UP to the reality of the harm being done to our families, to learn to SPEAK UP in order to break the silence that surrounds the issue, and to TEAM UP with others to work to change our condition.

<a title="Why do some people still think domestic violence is justified?" target="_blank" href="">Why do some people still think domestic violence is justified?</a>

Why do some people still think domestic violence is justified?

When we call again and again for people to speak up, it is in part because we have to really talk to each other about difficult issues, like that fact presented here that in Mali, 60% of uneducated women believe a husband has a right to beat his wife.  Read More 

<a title="Allegations Against Imam Stir Rifts in Illinois" target="_blank" href="">Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Imam Stir Rifts in Illinois Community</a>

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Imam Stir Rifts in Illinois Community

This article raises many of the points that are common to such incidents. For our community to be able to speak about the best way to deal with such allegations is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. It is vital that victims in such cases not be shamed by community biases into silence, since the impacts of sexual abuse can plague victims for a lifetime.  Read More 

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Jury selection starts for trial in slaying of Nazish Noorani

As jury selection begins in the trail of Kashif Parvaiz for the murder of Nazish Noorani, the assertions made by the defendant show just how out-of-touch with reality Mr. Parvaiz seems to be.  Read More 

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20 Signs of Unresolved Trauma

The impacts of trauma can persist for a lifetime, and even those who have sought out treatment may not have completely resolved the traumatic experiences. Knowing the signs is a good first step. Read More 

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Peering inside a batterer’s mind – – and his victim’s soul

We often aren’t aware of how things look to a batterer. This article narrates one man’s story, and how he came to change. He worked with Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta group that has trained Muslims for this work.  Read More

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20 questions saving thousands of domestic violence victims' lives

This simple assessment can help women suffering abuse understand more quickly how much danger there is in their relationship. It is used in hundreds of cities nationwide, and is highly effective. Read More 

<a target="_blank" href="/ResourcesTools/DirectoryofServices.aspx">Project Sakinah’s Directory of Services</a>

Project Sakinah’s Directory of Services

includes individuals and organizations who provide services to families in need, including counseling, shelter, community outreach, legal, medical and religious services. We ask everyone to help us by entering information about your local resources. This might save another family from breaking apart. Please add a resource add a resource now.


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Umm Junaid's Story

I am sharing this story with you now, because I did not share this story with the proper authorities when it happened. I did not call the police when my ex-husband put his hands around my neck and terrorized me and my children.

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“Letter to a Stranger” - by Isra

Dear Daddy, I have been searching for you my whole life. You were never lost, never were, and you never will be. But still I long for the imaginary man that should’ve been, could’ve been, but wasn’t. Nearly thirty years later I find myself...More >>.


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