Author: Anas Created: 8/2/2010 9:35 AM
The sukun is a mark used in the Arabic language to indicate a letter that is not pronounced. Family Violence is an issue that most Muslims simply do not talk about. I hope to engender in this blog conversationabout the way we remove the sukun from the issue of domestic violence in our community, and move toward families characterized by tranquility...by sakinah.
Posted by Anas Coburn on 9/9/2015 2:42 AM

This blog introduces the concept of emotional literacy and its relevance to the prevention of domestic violence, and includes links to extensive resources for understanding the significance of emotional literacy, and for specific parenting techniques to foster it in children.

 

Posted by Anas Coburn on 8/11/2015 10:39 AM

This very brief blog post reports on a study concerning a disconnect between claimed expertise and actual knowledge. I suggest that the phenomenon reported on here is quite generalizable --- that is, applies to many fields, not merely the one specifically studies.

Posted by Anas Coburn on 7/8/2015 12:17 PM

The virtue of hilm is more easily practiced in Ramadan. This quality of forbearance is one of the hallmarks of healthy relationships, which are based on increased awareness and sensitivity to our behavior and those of others.  Developing healthy relationships needn't be difficult.

Posted by Anas Coburn on 12/5/2014 9:48 AM

Judge Amy Holmes Hehn was presiding over a contentious child custody and parenting-time case when, On Nov. 10, Ian Elias kicked in the door of the home of his ex-wife, Nicolette Elias, and shot her to death with a handgun. He took their two young daughters to his home where he ultimately stepped out into the back yard and shot himself in the head in front of police. Judge Hehn describes everyone involved in the case as ‘heartsick’. The legal system, even when it is working ‘right’, can’t prevent these tragedies. It takes community involvement. Judge Hehn’s perspective, coming from 27 years of dealing with domestic violence has lessons for us all.

Posted by Anas Coburn on 9/7/2010 9:10 AM

Here we are, sitting in front of our respective screens, each with our own motivations and intentions, each with our own life experiences, each of us choosing to spend a few moments – me in writing these words, you in reading them. Violence in Muslim families is not a happy topic, and each of us responds to the idea the words conjure in different ways. Issues like this are daunting, and can seem monumental. But family violence is a reality, and now that we know it exists in our community we must each make a decision about how we are going to respond to this knowledge.

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Emotional Literacy -- The Key to Preventing Domestic Violence
Feeling Like an Expert?
Forebearance and the Family
The Heartsick Judge
Inviting Muslims to Respond to Domestic Violence

 

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