believes that real change in our communities requires more than symbolism. While
symbols are important, real change comes from all of us getting involved and take
meaningful steps, even if small. Consistency of commitment and action is more important
than intermittent display of symbols. These actions should lead to a changing of
our conditions."...Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they
change themselves..." - (Quran - 13:11)
Symbolically this Thursday October 22nd please do the following...
Wear purple - Join Project Sakinah and other
communities across the country by wearing purple on #PurpleThursday to help raise awareness
and show solidarity with victims of domestic violence.
Start a conversation – Increase awareness
of the issue of domestic violence by starting a conversation with as many people
as you can.
Help a victim – Help an abused victim by
referring them to professional experts. You can also help by learning more at Project Sakinah.
Our old friend and longtime associate Richard Anas Coburn
leaves Dar al Islam and Project Sakinah at the end of October. He has been with
Dar al Islam for over twenty years.
Anas was at the forefront of the planning and development of Project Sakinah. Shortly
after the tragic events of the murder of Aasiya Zubair, Mr. Coburn approached the
Chairman of Dar al Islam with ideas and proposals to do something of substance.
He was a passionate advocate of Project Sakinah and the work Dar al Islam undertook
in that effort.
Shortly after joining Abiquiu Inn, Anas was made a part of the senior management
of Dar al Islam. Prior to Project Sakinah, Mr. Coburn was a part of almost every
major undertaking of Dar al Islam and a key associate and confidant of the Chairman.
We wish him well and will miss his sincere work and insightful advice.
KARAMAH has organized a series of community lectures and conversations in the month
of October under the banner
“Love Like the Prophet.” These events aim at addressing domestic
violence from an Islamic perspective, promoting discussion within our communities
about this issue, and shedding light on the resources available to survivors.
Join our friends at CAIR with Dean Obeidallah, Tawakkol Karman, and Omar
Suleiman at the Champions for Justice banquet at the Marriot Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.
Visit the event's page on Facebook
In the Beginning
by The Risen Pheonix
Our guest blogger tells her story about a series of events of abuse. When she tells her
family, she is met with disbelief and stigma. Then it happens again, and she
wonders if she is to blame as she begins her journey into young womanhood.
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