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."
Mediation can help save marriages! The job of the mediator is to listen to both sides, to help the clients identify what the problem is, where the conflict is, and then allow them to listen to each other.
The first five to seven years are the most challenging of any marriage. They are a time a couple spends getting to know each other better. Here are some of the main problems couples face in the early years and some possible solutions.
Seeking the right husband or wife is something to be commended for. It is also the responsibility of the Muslim community to help those who are seeking marriage in fulfilling this Sunnah and part of our faith. Here are some tips for parents and Imams.
Sex education in public schools is part of the curriculum, and unless Muslim parents get involved in discussing this topic from the Islamic perspective, their children will receive information given outside of a Muslim worldview.
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.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.