As four-fifths of the Masjids in North America are located in a metropolitan area, they must be aware of the extraordinary efforts made by other faith groups to offer social services to the metro communities beyond their own congregation. It is the call of Islam to serve all in need, not just Muslims.
While there are many excellent resources on and offline about how parents can handle bullying, there are some specific things you can do as a Musllim parent a child being bullied. Here are some suggestions.
You can get help for yourself or for a friend or loved one from a Muslim counselor, Imam, friend or family member. For additional help, you can check out national, State, and local organizations, treatment centers, referral centers, and hotlines throughout the country.
Young Muslims are in crisis. Not only are they experiencing the normal ups and downs emotionally and physically, they are also dealing with tremenous anti-Muslim prejudice. These are suggested ways Imams can help.
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.
When you are an Imam or a Khateeb, you talk. People ask a question, you talk. You perform marriages, you talk. You conduct funerals, you talk. However, it is good listening which will help us carry out our responsibilities. Here are some suggestions for better listening for Imams.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
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.
Justice for All is actively engaged in partnership building, interfaith dialogue and advocacy for human rights, peace and justice.