Afghan evacuees have arrived in the United States under Operation Task Force Eagle since early August 2021. These people are understandably nervous and afraid after experiencing the trauma of leaving their country in such a hurried manner. As they arrive in the U.S.
It is so important that all stakeholders in the Muslim community, parents, teachers, Imams and Muslim artists be aware of mental health issues, understand the phenomenon, and make an effort to deal with it.
The idea of "social services" puts off some because of misunderstandings about what this type of service means in practical terms. Here are ten misperceptions clarified about this necessary assistance for individuals, families, and entire communities.
Imam Sikandar Hashmi of the Islamic Society of Kingston in Canada shares his experience of attending the Islamic Social Services Association's training course on counselling Muslims, and some of the major social issues Muslim communities in Canada and the U.S. are grappling with.
Sr. Shahina Siddiqui is Executive Director of The Islamic Social Services Association of the United States and Canada (ISSA). Sound Vision interviewed her about the social issues and problems confronting Muslims in North America.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, was ask, "What actions are most excellent?" He responded: "To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured."
Social issues and concerns must be elevated to higher priority on the agenda of Muslims in North America, especially as the community grows and Islam is receiving more recognition in North America, says Dr. Aneesah Nadir of the Islamic Social Services Association.
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It airs on Galaxy 19 Satellite, Amazon FireTV, Roku, Apple TV and social media. The network emerged from the daily show Radio Islam, which aired on WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago for 20 years.
MuslimFest is an award winning one to three-day arts festival which has been taking place for the last 17 years in seven cities across North America attracting 500 to 60,000 people.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.