Who We Are

Who We Are

 

Danish Qasim

Founder

Danish graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2010 with a B.A. in Religious Studies. Upon graduating he dedicated himself to full time traditional Islamic studies. He is now completing his Master’s in education and community leadership at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, CA.

Danish has been working with victims of spiritual abuse for 7 years as well as those facing bullying or hazing at work and sports teams.

He is part of the Sports Conflict Institute where he educates about the harms of bullying in sports.

He has developed successful curricula for emotional intelligence and leadership training for prisoners, and works as a curriculum developer and instructor for critical thinking at an education startup in the Bay Area.

“I have worked closely with Danish for a few years and know that he has the intellectual capability and moral integrity to address abuses of rank. It is heartening to see someone so dedicated to the concept of dignity for all. I am delighted to learn of Danish’s website—In Shaykh’s Clothing—and hope this begins the discussion of rankism in his community.” – Robert W. Fuller , author of Somebodies and Nobodies, www.robertworksfuller.com

“Danish has a deep grasp and understanding of the complexities of manipulation and the narcissistic personality. He is dedicated to helping targets of narcissists and has put much effort and forethought into establishing this web site.” – Jane McGregor, Ph. D. – author, researcher and trustee of the UK based charity the Society for Research into Empathy, Cruelty and Sociopathy (SoRECS)

“Danish Qasim is forging a courageous and humane path toward addressing bullying behaviors within spiritual communities. I have followed his training and education in this realm, and I am impressed to see this work manifesting through this website. These resources will serve the Islamic community and those in other faith traditions as well.” -David C. Yamada, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, Subject matter expert on bullying behaviors.

Leadership Team

Danya Shakfeh

Danya is an attorney and litigator.   During her late teens and 20s, Danya was heavily involved in various Islamic organizations as both a student and volunteer until she started to witness spiritual abuse.  She has since been working with those affected by spiritual abuse for almost two years.

Through her practice as an attorney, Danya is skillful in collecting evidence and testimony, sifting through evidence to determine the veracity of claims, and conflict resolution.

Danya has her law practice in Illinois where she she resides with her husband and three children.

Shaykh Rami Nsour

Shaykh Rami Nsour is an Islamic scholar residing in California and Founding Director of Tayba Foundation, an organization that provides current and formerly incarcerated men and women with Islamic education geared towards the refinement of their thinking and behavior while positioning them to transition to society more productively.

Shaykh Rami completed studies in fiqh (jurisprudence), Islamic theology, and spiritual purification.  He has also privately counseled those effected by spiritual abuse for over 10 years.

Dr. Ronald Mah, Phd

Dr. Mah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a psychologist.  He is an expert on narcissism.