On the Road to Sakinah
Project Sakinah co-sponsors a Conference at DePaul University, Chicago
Sakinah is proud to have been a sponsor
of a two-day conference at DePaul University in Chicago entitled "Making This Home:
Improving Health and Legal Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors." The conference was
convened by the Legal Assistance Foundation, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's
Network, LifeSpan services, and Korean American Women in Need. Conference organizer
and LAF staff attorney Kulsum Ameji worked more than a year to bring together attorneys,
mental health clinicians, and domestic violence advocates to explore ways to better
serve immigrant survivors of Domestic Violence. Project Sakinah team members Raiesa
Syed and Irma Dahlquist, together with Anas Coburn, attended the conference, made
new contacts and strengthened existing relationships in the Chicago-land area, as
well as benefitting from in-depth presentations on legal and mental health issues
faced by survivors.
Please Help Me: The Child Abuse Epidemic
Khalil & AbdifatahProject Sakinah continues to draw
attention to the issue of child abuse. Karla Kellam wrote this very important piece
for altmuslimah early this month. She says: “We cannot dismiss these stories with
a pitying shake of the head because we, the Muslim community, share the burden of
guilt. We have remained woefully silent on the issue of child abuse and family violence
within our communities. Our Imams and Islamic publications pump out countless sermons
and articles advising women on dress and couples on marriage, but there is a conspicuous
silence when it comes to addressing child or spousal abuse. Perhaps we don’t know
when or how to intervene or we fear that by acknowledging these crimes, we will
bring negative attention to our communities and confirm the worst suspicions of
non-Muslims—that ours is an inherently violent, harsh faith and society. We often
complain, and rightly so, that non-Muslims limit their examination of Islam to women’s
dress, but we are guilty of doing the same.” Please click here to read this very important piece by Karla Kellam
and share with others.
Team Meeting on July 1st
Project Sakinah National team will be meeting on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
This will be an online meeting. Some city teams are also gathering at one place.
They will have potluck dinner at the same time and would be meeting as a group online.
Community members interested in joining our teams are welcome to attend this meeting.
Please contact us at email@example.com
for more information about the meeting.
Yasir Qadhi condemns
“No man who beats his wife is a man. No man who mistreats a woman with whom Allah
has blessed him with is a real man. Such a man is not following the laws of Allah
or the sunnah of the messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi wassallam.”
Watch the video
for full statement.
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