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eNews: July 2012  

It’s all about Saving Muslim Lives at Home!

Assalamu Alaykum & Ramdan Kareem!

We pray that this Month of Mercy be a blessed one for you and your family, ameen.

Ramadan is also the month of charity, and we all know charity begins at home, but unfortunately, this is not the case for many in American Muslim community. Although American Muslims raise tens of billions of dollars for charity, most donations are sent abroad. We need to learn, as individuals and as a community, to portion our charity. While it is important to help Muslims all over the world, it is obligatory to help the oppressed, the needy, and the vulnerable at home first. The active investment in strengthening our families is long overdue and avoiding it is a communal failure. Please click here to read our recent blopost about the Muslim charity giving in North America. It’s all about Saving Muslim Lives at Home!

Project Sakinah calls upon all Muslims in North America to help stop all kinds of family violence and to nurture strong healthy families and individuals. Please allocate a portion of your charitable giving to help us save lives in our own backyard.


On the Road to Sakinah

We've Reached 21,000 People This Week on Facebook
On our Facebook page we post articles on family violence, parenting, anger management and the like on daily basis. We also post Weekly Challenges every Friday. During Ramadan we have been posting helpful tips everyday to get the best out of the blessed month. Please “like” our Facebook page, share with your contacts those postings you find valuable, and follow us on Twitter (@ProjectSakinah) to be included in our future weekly challenges!


Getting Ready for 49th ISNA Convention
Project Sakinah intends to build on the success of our “Gathering Community to Stop Domestic Violence” booth at last year’s ISNA convention. Imam Magid, the President of ISNA, commented after the convention last year that the Project Sakinah booth “was the talk of the convention.” This year, we want to reinforce and strengthen our message, and show that the movement to stop family violence is gaining strength. To that end, we have secured a double-sized booth at a prime location within the Bazaar at the convention being held August 31 – September 3, 2012, in Washington, DC.


Community Organization training by Aimee Thompson
Project Sakinah National team met on July 8th after watching a training video of Aimee Thompson, the founder and executive director of an award winning organization, Close to Home, in Dorchester, MA. The team members in various cities are using this training to plan their own local campaigns. They are teaming up with their local organizations and individuals to launch their very first local community assessments and awareness campaigns during the month of Ramadan and afterwards.


Project Sakinah at 48th ISNA Convention

“ My name is Fazeel Khan and I am an attorney by way of profession and I am an attendee at this conference and I am thrilled to see the booth here, Project Sakinah. There are a lot of resources available in the law for these types of issues but I think Project Sakinah provides a valuable resource for the Muslim community to be active at the local level.”

Watch the video for full statement.
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You and Project Sakinah
Project Sakinah is your project. Its success depends upon YOU.  Please do your part.

Have an Idea for Tees or Cups? Currently, we are working on several campaign ideas including T-shirts, bookmarks, buttons and other promotional items. If you have a campaign idea and would like to share with us, please do so now.

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Man our booth!  We are also seeking volunteers to man our booth at the upcoming ISNA Convention. If you are planning to attend the convention and would like to help us at our booth, please tell us now. We would arrange a webinar to train our volunteers on August 25, 2012, inshaAllah.

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Spotlight on Raiesa Samad

Spotlight on Hadayai MajeedProject Sakinah Atlanta Team is lucky to have the dynamic sister, Hadayai Majeed, as a member. She started life with a severe speech impediment. However after spending most of her elementary school years in speech therapy, she overcame it as an adult. Ms. Majeed, a survivor of physical abuse (as a young woman) and emotional and psychological abuse as a Muslim is one of the co-founders and present administrator of the Baitul Salaam Network, Inc., a 15 year old international domestic violence awareness organization with affiliates in Ghana,Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The group is headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA a suburb of Atlanta, GA located on the lower level of the Risala Institute (an Islamic school and education center).

The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. distributes food to those in need (survivors of domestic abuse, general homeless population and refugees), provides counseling to survivors of abuse, assist with emergency and temporary housing, helps get locks changed, provides referrals for medical, legal, job/career, court escorts and assists with safety plans for survivors who want to leave their abusive environment.

The organization has an initiative called Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence-Atlanta that is recruiting and training men to assist the community in teaching how to stop the violence in Islamic homes and communities. This initiative has affiliates in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.