Alhumdulillah, with your support, we have now opened our 9th Home in Canada, in Halifax, NS.
Nusrat Nowrin is the founder of Guided Roots, a Canadian Muslim organization that aims to support healthy Muslim families, with a current focus on addressing domestic violence.
Nisa Homes, a project of National Zakat Foundation Canada, is a network of shelters for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Marking the UN declared Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women join the Women's Mosque of Canada for a frank discussion about Woman Abuse (in all its forms) and how it impacts Muslim Women and how faith plays a role.
"Fatal Silence" is a documentary by Alan Powell that reflects on the 2012 murder of Lebanese Canadian Sonia El Birani by her husband Chawki El Birani in London, Ontario.
Muslims are talking more openly about domestic and sexual violence within our communities.
But what about Spiritual Abuse?
Muslim Link interviewed Muslim American professional counsellor Salma Abugideiri who explains what spiritual abuse is and its impact on the lives of Muslims in North America.
For 21 years, Fatima Omar Khamissa was a victim of an abusive marriage which destroyed all the hopes and dreams she had for herself. She took her five children and left that marriage and today, Fatima is the the CEO of Spiritual Biz Moms, leading provider of training and coaching for women who feel stuck, frustrated, and tired of living lives without satisfaction, meaning, and progress. The trauma of abuse, apartheid and violence was not able to break Fatima’s spirit and as an international best selling Author, Fatima is sharing her message to inspire, motivate, and lead women all over the world to continual growth in both personal and professional life. Women choose Spiritual Biz Moms because Fatima is not “just another coach”, instead she’s a real business strategist and thought leader who creates custom plans for you that details practical strategies for overcoming obstacles to unlock your greatest abilities.
Samra Zafar is a Commercial Account Manager at RBC Royal Bank. She is the award recipient of multiple awards and a graduate of the University of Toronto, a Public Speaker, an upcoming Author, and the Founder of Brave Beginnings, an organization dedicated to helping women find personalized mentorship, friendship and support to rebuild their lives after oppression and abuse.
Inspired by the highly successful White Ribbon Campaign, Muslim communities around Canada have kicked off the third annual Muslims for White Ribbon Campaign, a similar initiative that aims to put an end to violence against women.
The White Ribbon campaign is the largest organized movement of men in the world taking a stand and working to end violence against women.
A Montreal-based Muslim organisation is hoping to inspire a “new definition of manhood” by encouraging men to be more demonstrative of their love for the women in their lives.
In keeping with this year's International Women's Day theme of“Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women”, Amal Centre, a counselling and referral organisation for Muslim women affected by abuse, is asking men to wear their hearts on their sleeve, and miniature purple bow ties on their lapels in honour of their wives, mothers and sisters.