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#AllMen….? Is Abuse a Gendered Battleground?

#AllMen….? Is Abuse a Gendered Battleground?

It is common to see general slogans of ‘if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem’ in many social justice circles. This is an incredibly arrogant and self-righteous standard. This manifests in the #metoo culture with the hashtag #allmen.  That is, that all men are responsible or otherwise complicit …

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The Rehab Wife

The Rehab Wife

During the course of my work, I have been made aware and given direct knowledge of numerous incidents involving someone of religious standing discovered to have serial illicit relationships. Here I am not writing about sexual assault or secret marriages.  The focus of the article will be on serial illicit relationships, whether from a lack …

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Arbitration and Mediation- Alternative Dispute Resolution For Addressing Claims of Spiritual Abuse

Arbitration and Mediation- Alternative Dispute Resolution For Addressing Claims of Spiritual Abuse

Introduction Over the past couple of years, claims involving spiritual abuse such as secret marriages, sexual abuse, bullying, and financial fraud have come to surface in the Muslim community.  Community members have attempted to address these claims in varying ways from ‘outing’ alleged perpetrators to lawsuits to communal redress.  One method of communal redress some …

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The Art of Creating Codes of Conduct for Islamic Institutions

The Art of Creating Codes of Conduct for Islamic Institutions

Introduction When our team at In Shaykh’s Clothing makes policies for organizations, we use corresponding national standards as a guide and work with organizations to determine their best practices and ethical expectations based on their Islamic understanding. This is the only way to have concepts such as inappropriate behavior and unethical behavior clearly defined and …

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Threats of Defamation to Silence Those who Speak Out Against Spiritual Abuse

Threats of Defamation to Silence Those who Speak Out Against Spiritual Abuse

Joint Post by Shaykh Rami Nsour and Attorney Danya Shakfeh Rami Nsour: I was threatened with a defamation lawsuit after calling out the behavior of a shaykh.  I uncovered a series of aggressive proposals with female students of his, trying to coerce them into secret marriages. He would urge them not to tell their parents, …

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Money, Women, and Trust: Interview with Mufti Nawaz

Money, Women, and Trust: Interview with Mufti Nawaz

This is Part 2 of our interview with Mufti Nawaz. (Click here for Part 1). In this interview we focus on the benefit of religious teachers exercising precaution in dealings with the opposite sex and money, as well as the need for all Muslims to not blindly trust religious leaders. Mufti Nawaz studied in South …

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