Research into the issue of violence within Muslim families is need for a number of reasons.

  • To make it clear within our own community that this problem exists at levels that call for greater community attention.
  • To discover the extent of the resources that currently exist to serve those coming from violent families, and
  • To identify the best practices for dealing with the variety of issues that arise consequent to family violence so that we may disseminate these best practices more widely in the community.

In this section of our site you will find information about the Project Sakinah Research Program, as well as a bibliography on the topic of domestic violence that was created by our collaborator, the Peaceful Families Project.



“In the Beginning”

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Project Sakinah
Dar al Islam
P.O. Box 180
Abiquiu, NM  87510