Breaking the Silence: Addressing Crime Victimization in the Muslim Community

This resource is an important research on crime victimization among Muslims, with the most common crime experienced being domestic violence.


Engaging Muslim Communities in Ending Sexual Exploitation: A Toolkit and Resource Guide

This resource was created in partnership by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, HEART Women and Girls, and Rahma Foundation. This  toolkit is for groups within Muslim communities (i.e., women’s groups, study groups, social groups, etc.) and any other individuals of faith who are passionate about ending sexual exploitation.


Helping Victims of Domestic Abuse: A Guide for Imams and Community Leaders 

By Shahina Siddiqui, Tempe, AZ: ISSA (Islamic Social Services Association), 2005.  Price: $3.00.  For purchasing please contact the publisher:  ISSA, 1030 E. Baseline Road, Suite # 105 , PMB 955, Tempe , AZ 85283-1314. Phone: 888.415.9920.


Marital Discord: Recapturing the Full Islamic Spirit of Human Dignity

By Abdulhamid A. Abusulayman. Herndon, VA: IIIT (The International Institute of Islamic Thought), 2003.  Price: $3.50.  For purchasing please contact:  Halalco, 108 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA 22046.  SYNOPSIS: “The Qur’an speaks of living with each other on a footing of love, kindness, mercy and mutual consultation between husband and wife. It also addresses those times when the atmosphere is strained. This paper examines the issue of marital discord with a deep sensitivity to the perspective of women. Criticising an approach to the Qur’an that is misogynistic rather than emancipatory the paper moves the debate forward by introducing an alternative interpretation of the Qur’anic text dealing with the issue of marital discord. The explanation is fresh, firmly on the side of women’s human rights and recaptures the full Islamic spirit of human dignity.” – Back Cover.


Spiritually Sensitive Caregiving

By Janice Harris Lord, Melissa Hook, Sharon J. English, and Sharifa Alkhateeb, Burnsville, NC: Compassion Books, 2008. Price: $12.95.  For purchasing please contact the publisher:   Compassion Books, 7036 State Hwy 80 South, Burnsville, NC, 28714. Phone: 800.970.4220.  SYNOPSIS: Spiritually Sensitive Caregiving provides essential information about the religious beliefs and rituals, death issues, and justice issues of the six largest faith groups in the United States – Native American, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Carefully researched and organized, it assists caregivers in quickly and accurately providing appropriate support for people of unfamiliar cultures and religions who are hurting. In addition to basic information about religious beliefs, this handbook provides essential information to help with a wide range of issues, including religious prohibitions, death notification, autopsy and anatomical donation, funeral and burial practices, beliefs about the afterlife, beliefs about justice, revenge and forgiveness, and restitution. The authors worked with a cadre of consultants and reviewers to include guidance for emergency responders, health care and mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement and other justice personnel, and any others who seek to offer culturally-sensitive services to those in need.


What Islam Says about Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping Muslim Families

By Zainab Alwani and Salma Abugideiri. Herndon, VA: FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help), 2003. Price: $10.00.  For purchasing please contact the publisher: FAITH, 500 Grove Street, Suite 210, Herndon, VA, 20170. Telephone: 571-323-2198.  SYNOPSIS: “This guide is written for anyone working in the area of domestic violence: advocates, police officers, mental health workers, shelter staff, medical providers, lawyers, etc. It is intended to be used as a training supplement for those who work in this field, with specific reference to the Power and Control Wheel. It was written as a result of many questions and concerns presented by workers who deal with Muslim women and families. Because the religion of Islam and the culture of the Middle East are relatively unfamiliar to most workers in this country, dealing with the Muslim population is often challenging and confusing…The goal of this guide is to present an overview of the teachings of Islam as related to the subject of domestic violence. It is hoped that having this understanding will guide workers to more effective and more sensitive interventions with Muslim victims of domestic violence” – extracted from Introduction.





Domestic Abuse: A Guide for Muslim Communities (Bengali)

Produced as a resource for Muslim families and communities by NHS Leeds in 2012.


Domestic Abuse: A Guide for Muslim Communities (Urdu)

Produced as a resource for Muslim families and communities by NHS Leeds in 2012.


From the Front of the Room: An Advocates Guide to Preparing Survivors for Public Speaking -(Arabic)

Produced as a resource by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for Arabic-speaking advocates.


From the Front of the Room: A Survivor’s Guide to Public Speaking (Arabic)

Produced as a resource by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for Arabic-speaking survivors.