On the Road to Sakinah
Team Launched in Northern
Project Sakinah is pleased to announce the launch of its Northern Virginia team.
Anas Coburn, Zerqa Abid, Allison Celik, and Tariq Shafi conducted the launch event
at ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia, on November 17th. Dr. Mohammad Shafi, Chairman
of Dar al Islam, Project Sakinah’s parent organization, helped with local arrangements,
along with Ruqayah Coburn and Saira Sufi of Peaceful Families Project (PFP). Project
Sakinah arranged for presentations by Salma Abugideiri of the PFP, Asma Hanif from
Muslimat Al-Nisa, and Owais Shaikh of the ADAMS Center to speak about their activities
addressing the issue of family violence. Our team members have already set a meeting
date for their next meeting. We are looking forward to a strong team in Northern
VA. Please click here to see event photos. If you'd like to
be a part of the Project Sakinah NoVa or any of our other teams, please go to the
Teams page. Click here to see these events on Facebook and help us by inviting your friends in NC
to these events.
Project Sakinah Goes to North Carolina
Project Sakinah is going to NC on Dec. 14, 2012. We are grateful to the Islamic
Association of Raleigh for a warm welcome and holding a community event. InshaAllah,
we will kick start at IAR’s mosque in Raleigh. We will also have another program
in Durham on December 15th at the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman masjid of Durham. We hope
to tell you about another team launch in the next newsletter. See more details on our website.
Project Sakinah Exhibits at MAS-ICNA Convention 2012 in Chicago
We are going back to Chicago to campaign with the MAS and ICNA communities at their
annual convention in Chicago on Christmas weekend. If you are in Chicago or coming
to the convention, please visit us at booth 610. Interested in helping us at the
booth? Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see this event on Facebook and invite your friends
to our booth.
Update on Cases Affecting the Muslim-American
Shaima Alawadi: Murdered March 2012. The El Cajon, California Police arrested
Shaima's 48 year old husband, Kassim Alhimidi, in her murder. The police now describe
the killing as an act of domestic violence.
Abdifatah Mohamud: Beaten to death by his step-father, April 2012.
Abdifatah's stepfather was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years to life for the
murder of his stepson.
Sh. Nouman Ali Khan: Masajid should endorse Project Sakinah
“Project Sakinah is one of those projects that I genuinely feel like we should
endorse full heartedly in communities across America. The idea that they are trying
to prevent the abuse is a very powerful one and it’s something masajid across the
country should endorse…”
Sh. Nouman Ali Khan
Watch the full
You and Project Sakinah
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Share Your Story: We're
looking for more stories of survivors of all types of family violence for our website.
Often times, we only highlight those which have a tragic end, but the vast majority
does not end in homicide. If you're willing to share your story, on domestic violence,
child abuse, or elder abuse we'd love to have it. Knowing that they're not alone
can be a great comfort for other survivors. You can remain as anonymous as you like.
Please send us your story to MyStory@projectsakinah.org
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