Addressing Spiritual Misuse in the Muslim Community
August 23 @ 7:50 pm - 9:15 pm| Free
There is a pervasive issue in the Muslim community which is often swept under the rug. Adults, children, men, women, and entire families are affected by it.
The problem is spiritual abuse: religious figures using Islam and exploiting congregants’ sincerity for personal gain and to harm others. This includes abuse of children, financial scams, bullying, manipulation, creating cults, and secret marriages.
This Friday evening, we tackle this difficult subject.
Come learn the tools to identify and prevent spiritual abuse and how you can hold abusers accountable.
7:50 p.m. (Maghrib) to 9:15 p.m. (Isha) | Friday, August 23 | MCC Conference Room
Coming directly from work? Dinner boxes for sale in the Banquet Hall starting at 7 p.m.
MCC Youth Director Shaykh Rami Nsour has recorded this public service announcement (PSA) about spiritual abuse.
No babysitting provided. Please no children under age 13 due to the nature of the topic. The session will not be live-streamed, but the panel will be recorded for posting at a later date on the MCC media channels.
About the Speakers:
Danish Qasim is the founder of In Shaykh’s Clothing, an organization that works to educate and prevent spiritual abuse. He began a formal study of the Islamic sciences in 2006 with local teachers and served as an Arabic translator while in college. Upon graduating he dedicated himself to full time traditional Islamic studies. Most of his overseas studies were in Teumerat, Mauritania in the school of Murabit al-Hajj (رحمه الله) where he studied fiqh (jurisprudence), Arabic, tazkiya (spiritual purification), hadith, and aqida (theology). He is now working on his doctorate on the topic of spiritual abuse in Islam at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, CA.
Danish has been working with victims of spiritual abuse for nine years. He and counsels Muslims all over the world to recover from its devastating effects. For more about his organization, please visit www.inshaykhsclothing.com
Juhayna Ajami PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in providing psychotherapy and assessment services to pre-teens, adolescents, and adults who have survived traumatic experiences of many kinds, including domestic violence and sexual abuse. She also treats parents who have children who have either been victims or have victimized others. In addition to working with trauma survivors, Dr. Ajami also treats both adolescents and men who have committed sexual offenses.