On the Road to Sakinah
and Retweet to Stop Family Violence
This year, we're going to try and expand our focus to include more use of Twitter.
We'll be tweeting a lot this month with the tags #NoMoreAasiyas,
#NoMoreFV. If you're on Twitter, please follow and re-tweet our posts.
Right now, we're asking everybody to RT the Aasiya Zubair meme.
DV Training in NoVA
Our Northern Virginia Team is currently attending a 20 hour Fairfax County Domestic
Violence Training over the course of three Saturdays. Just last Saturday, twelve
Muslims came out to be a part of the DV training Alhumdulillah. At that meeting,
our local team lead, sister Asma Ahmad, was able to give a five minute talk about
Project Sakinah, our mission, and our local NoVA group.
Mental Health Conference in Chicago
Three of our Chicago team members--sisters Noor Church, Raiesa Samad and Maryam
Al-Zoubi--hosted a Project Sakinah table at the first annual Arab American Family
Services Conference on February 1st. They had the opportunity to meet many mental
health professionals as well as community members interested in joining our local
Chaplain Nur Moebius
calls upon Imams and Community Leader
“My call to you today is to imams and leaders of the community. I need you
to know that domestic violence does exist. I am here to testify to its existence…”
- Muslim Chaplain, Nur Moebius
Please watch this
video for full statement.
You and Project Sakinah
Project Sakinah is your project. Its success depends upon YOU. Please do your
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
do 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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By liking our posts and sharing them, you ensure that you'll continue to stay informed
regarding family violence in the Muslim American community. Join us on Facebook,
invite your friends, and help us to spread the message.